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  • 08 May 2015
    UNDP China Launches Global Campaign against POPs in Geneva

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) released today its first-ever bilingual smartphone game called POPs Hunter, part of an international campaign against Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 24 Apr 2015
    Recognizing community efforts to reduce poverty

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Ga West Municipal Assembly is hosting a national event to recognize the outstanding efforts of the Integrated Development in Focus (IDF) and the Yaoman community to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Yaoman, in the Ga West District of the Greater Accra Region.

  • 31 Mar 2015
    Ghana commissions Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab in Kumasi

    A partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Energy Commission of Ghana has yielded a Cookstove Testing and Expertise Laboratory to serve the Northern sector of Ghana. The facility was jointly commissioned by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. William Otoo Ellis and the UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam in a brief ceremony in Kumasi on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

  • 30 Mar 2015
    Commissioning of Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab

    The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Energy Commission of Ghana will commission a Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab at the University Council Chamber on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 at 10.00am.

  • 22 Mar 2015
    UNDP receives honorary development partner award

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received an honorary Development Partner award from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) during its Annual Awards Ceremony held at the State Banquet Hall in Accra on Saturday, March, 21st 2015.

  • 18 Mar 2015
    Economic growth alone not enough to face Africa’s emerging challenges, UN Development Chief

    Africa has recorded impressive economic growth over the last decade, its ability to address emerging challenges will be strengthened by investing in citizens’ health, education and participation in society, said the UN’s development chief today in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire.

  • 16 Mar 2015
    Ghana Hosts International Aid Transparency Initiative Workshop

    The Government of Ghana, UNDP and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) are jointly hosting a Regional Workshop on data usage from 19th - 20th March 2015 at the M-Plaza Hotel in Accra.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    West African economies feeling ripple effects of Ebola, says UN

    West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries, according to a new UN report released here today.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women.

  • 28 Feb 2015
    Ebola: No lasting recovery without a special focus on women, says UNDP

    Women need to be at the center of all efforts to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola crisis, according to a study by UNDP.

  • 18 Feb 2015
    Moving to zero cases must still be top priority in Ebola-affected countries - UN Development Chief

    At the end of a seven-day visit to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three epicenter countries of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said that moving to zero cases of the disease must remain the top priority response to the outbreak.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    UNDP urges the international community to boost efforts to end the crisis in CAR

    The Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, began today a five-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on international partners to intensify their support for the country’s on-going transition process.

  • 02 Feb 2015
    New UN Resident Coordinator meets President Mahama

    The UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, has presented her letter of credentials from the UN Secretary General to H.E. President John Mahama at the Flagstaff House in Accra on Monday February 3rd, 2015.

  • 14 Jan 2015
    New Head of UN System pays courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Minister

    The newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Hanna Serwaah Tetteh on Tuesday January 12, 2015.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    Appointment of UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative for Ghana

    Ms. Christine Evans-Klock (USA) has been appointed as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Ghana.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Svani Group joins private sector effort to combat Ebola

    Svani handed over eight vehicles that will be used by the UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries most affected by the epidemic, and Ghana, where the mission is based. The donation included three 20 k three 20 kV generators standby generators.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    UNDP supports political party strengthening in Ghana

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) jointly with the Electoral Commission and political parties to deepen Ghana’s democratic processes and to increase public trust for the parties.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Payment of Ebola workers essential for successful response and recovery, says UNDP

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Ms. Gita Welch leaves UNDP in Ghana

    The acting UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Gita Welch has left Ghana after her temporary assignment ended last Friday. Ms. Welch joined UNDP in Ghana in a caretaker role, pending the appointment of a substantive UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator.

  • 23 Nov 2014
    UNDP supports the development of a national conflict map in Ghana

    A national digital conflict map has been developed and launched in Kumasi, Ghana. The map, which is an online version of a detailed research document, Mapping Conflicts in Ghana, was developed by the University of Cape Coast for the National Peace Council with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).