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  • Antonio Guterres pays Tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and takes oath of office Dec 12, 2016

    It is time to reconstruct relations between people and leaders – national and international. Time for leaders to listen and show that they care, about their own people and about the global stability and solidarity on which we all depend. And it is time for the United Nations to do the same: to recognize its shortcomings, and to reform the way it works. This Organization is the cornerstone of multilateralism, and has contributed to decades of relative peace. But the challenges are now surpassing our ability to respond. The UN must be ready to change.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2016

    The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are grounded in human rights, and reaffirm the importance of respect, promotion and protection of rights, and fundamental freedoms for all - without distinction to ethnicity, gender, language, religion, politics, national or social origin, property, birth, disability, or any other status.

  • UN Secretary-General's Message on International Anti-corruption Day Dec 9, 2016

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s inspiring new manifesto for transforming our world and building a better future for all. But as we undertake this crucial journey of implementation, a broad barrier stands in our path: corruption. No country is immune, and every country bears a responsibility to end it.

  • Ghanaian Women and Youth to Mitigate Election Conflict through the Women’s Situation Room Dec 8, 2016

    “The WSR is an African initiative by Africans for Africa; We are here to resolve conflict in real time” said the Initiator of the Women’s Situation Room, Counsellor Yvette Chesson-Wureh. She added the involvement of youth is extremely crucial in the WSR since they are the best champions of peace.

  • Volunteers Get a Global Applause Dec 6, 2016

    In Ghana, UNV initiated an award scheme with AIESEC youth groups across the country to highlight the importance of volunteerism in Ghana’s development through project presentations that would provide solutions to any of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

  • The Secretary-General's Message on International Volunteer Day Dec 5, 2016

    On this International Volunteer Day, let us recognize the immense value of the world’s volunteers. As they lend a hand to others, let us give volunteers a hand by applauding their global citizenship and their commitment to building a future of peace, prosperity and dignity for all.

  • Environmental Sustainability Tops Agenda in Peduase Dec 2, 2016

    Under the all-inclusive goal of empowering lives and building resilient nations, UNDP in Ghana focuses on three inter-connected thematic areas namely promoting Inclusive Growth, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development.

  • Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark World AIDS Day 2016 Statement Dec 1, 2016

    Declines in new HIV infection rates among adults have stalled, and infection rates are climbing in some regions. In 2015 nearly 7500 young women aged 15-24 years acquired HIV every week. These trends suggest that HIV prevention efforts are falling short. There continues to be a lack of funding for human rights programming to address punitive legal environments, stigma and discrimination, and other human rights barriers which often prevent people, especially the most marginalized, from accessing health services.

  • the-secretary-general-s-message-on-world-aids-day Dec 1, 2016

    The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030. Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother-to-child transmission is now available to more than 75 percent of those in need.

  • the-secretary-general-s-message-for-the-international-day-to-end-violence-against-women-and-girls Nov 23, 2016

    Violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. When women cannot work as a result of violence, their employment may be put at risk, jeopardizing much-needed income, autonomy and their ability to leave abusive relationships. Violence against women also results in lost productivity for businesses, and drains resources from social services, the justice system and health-care agencies. Domestic and intimate partner violence remains widespread, compounded by impunity for those crimes. The net result is enormous suffering as well as the exclusion of women from playing their full and rightful roles in society.

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