Helen Clark: Statement for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 15, 2016
With most of the discussion about gender-based violence focused on women and girls of reproductive age, the particular vulnerability to gender-based violence of older women is often overlooked. This year, however, as work begins towards implementing Agenda 2030 and its commitment to “leave no one behind", the international community has a powerful opportunity to recognize and address the multiple forms of violence affecting older women.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days on Agenda 2030 implementation
Jun 14, 2016
Brussels, 14 June 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will participate in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation, which will take place on 15-16 June in Brussels.
NEW HIP HOP MUSIC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND MARKS 100 DAY COUNTDOWN TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Jun 13, 2016
A new hip-hop music video, entitled “Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe", was launched by the United Nations on 13 June 2016 to mark the 100 day countdown to the International Day of Peace. The video was produced by Flocabulary in partnership with the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information. The video aims to teach young people throughout the world about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help build peace. It is available in all six United Nations official languages.
Secretary-General's Message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace
Jun 13, 2016
Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on the peoples of the world to remember their common humanity and join together to build a future free of strife. It calls on all of us to observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, and to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day. This year’s theme – the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace – highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all contribute to global harmony.
The Secretary -General's Message on World Environment Day
Jun 5, 2016
There is grave cause for alarm. Elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, and pangolins for their scales. From sea turtles to tigers to rosewood, thousands of species of wild animals and plants are being driven ever closer to extinction. The businesses and individuals involved are motivated solely by short-term gain at the expense of long-term benefit to communities and habitats.
UNDP supports initiative to protect water bodies in Northern Ghana
May 25, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has launched an initiative to protect water bodies and improve livelihoods in the three northern regions of Ghana.
UNDP supports tree registration for farmers
May 12, 2016
he United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Solidaridad West Africa has organized a consultative workshop for stakeholders in the Forestry and Cocoa sectors in Ghana. The workshop implemented under the Environmental Sustainability and Policy for Cocoa Production in Ghana Project aimed at improving modalities for the registration of economic trees in Ghana.
UNDP promotes environmental learning in basic schools
Apr 1, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has organised an inter-schools quiz competition for environmental clubs in the Asunafo North Municipality. The aim was to increase knowledge and understanding of climate change and its impact on the environment and to promote good environmental practices among the youth.
UNDP supports responsible elections reportage in Ghana
Apr 1, 2016
UNDP has partnered with the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) to organize a media workshop on “Responsible Reportage for Election 2016”. The event, which targeted media practitioners provided a dialogue platform for journalists on their roles and responsibilities toward a peaceful Elections 2016 in Ghana.
UN Secretary-General's message on International; Day of Forests
Mar 21, 2016
The world’s forests are essential to realizing our shared vision for people and the planet. They are central to our future prosperity and the stability of the global climate. That is why the Sustainable Development Goals call for transformative action to safeguard them.