António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation
Oct 17, 2016
The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION
Oct 13, 2016
Today, hundreds of millions of people live at risk from rising seas, earthquakes, drought, heatwaves, floods and storms. They live on marginal lands, beneath unstable hillsides or on storm-exposed coastlines. This is why eradicating extreme poverty -- the first of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, is essential to reducing disaster risk.
Senior High Schools observe Ozone Day in Ghana
Oct 5, 2016
Over 500 students from seven second cycle institutions in the region participated in the event. They include Ghana Secondary Technical, St Johns Senior High, Adiembrah Senior High, Fijai Senior High, Takoradi Technical Institute, Ahantaman Senior High and Takoradi Senior High.
UNDP and partners host the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana
Sep 20, 2016
UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana has held the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra. The event focused on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.
UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Peace
Sep 19, 2016
Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.
Partnerships for the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana
Sep 15, 2016
UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana will be hosting the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra. The event will focus on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana. Held under the theme: “Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow.”, the 7th annual Social Good Summit will bring together more than 200 youths, the manufacturing industry and civil society to deliberate on how to apply social media and technology to promote sustainable development for a better future.
A boost for community resources management in Ghana
Sep 9, 2016
The Environmental Sustainability and Policy for Cocoa Production in Ghana Project (ESP) has inaugurated the Ayum-Asuokow Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) in the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Ghana holds maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum on African Elections
Aug 18, 2016
Ghana has held her maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum in Accra, bringing into sharp focus election experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was to examine the challenges faced by various countries in organizing democratic and peaceful elections, and at the same time, identify opportunities for a brighter future for Africa.
UNDP Associate Administrator's Statement at UNDP's 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Aug 17, 2016
My heartfelt thanks to the Government of Ghana for organizing this event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of UNDP. We celebrated UNDP’s 50th Anniversary with a Ministerial Meeting in New York, earlier this year. About 85 Ministers came, 160 countries were represented. It was truly a celebration of five decades of partnership between UNDP and governments all around the world. Her Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana came.
Ghana celebrates 50 years of UNDP’s leadership on development support
Aug 17, 2016
The Government of Ghana, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has organized an event to celebrate UNDP’s contribution and achievements to Ghana’s development.