Welcome remarks by Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, UN Resident Coordinator during the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Making Cities Resilient in GhanaJul 15, 2016I am very glad to be here and to welcome you to this event, which has been organized by the UN Development Program in collaboration with NADMO and other institutions present here today.
Stakeholders commit to making cities inclusive and resilient in GhanaJul 14, 2016Stakeholders of urban planning and development have renewed their commitment to making cities more inclusive and resilient in Ghana. This occurred during a two-day multi-stakeholder workshop to promote resilient activities and increase local level understanding of disaster risk in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA).
Urban resilience to take center stage in AccraJul 12, 2016Accra, 12 July - UNDP in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO is hosting a two-day high-level multi-stakeholder meeting on promoting resilient activities and increasing local level understanding of disaster risk in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), from 14th-15th July, 2016 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra.
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Opens TodayJul 11, 2016A High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development begins in New York today. The Forum, the first since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last September, is the UN’s platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.
Investiture of Ghana National Peace CouncilJun 28, 2016The National Peace Council is widely regarded as one of the innovative institutions of Ghana’s democratic architecture. It has an ambitious and important mission: “to facilitate the development of mechanisms of cooperation among all stakeholders who work towards peace in Ghana; [to promote] a cooperative resolution of problems or conflicts by institutionalizing conflict resolution which will lead to the transformation of social and political conflicts, as well as to religious reconciliation and dialogue.”
Cocoa Farmers Learn Sustainable Production PracticesJun 24, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mondelez-Cocoa Life are playing a significant role in the Ghanaian Cocoa sector by contributing to enhance the capacity of Extension workers on sustainable environmental practices.
The Secretary-General’s Message for International Widows' DayJun 23, 2016There are some 259 million widows around the world, and nearly half are living in poverty. Widows are often stigmatized by their families and communities.
UNDP support’s legal and justice delivery in GhanaJun 17, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has held a two day validation workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department (MoJAGD) and criminal justice institutions in Ghana.
Dr. Ibn Chambas interacts with Ghanaian mediaJun 17, 2016The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas has met with the media on the UN’s support to the 2016 elections in Ghana. In his statement read during the media interaction, Dr. Chambas reiterated the UN’s commitment to be present and to accompany the process leading up to, during and after the general elections to be held later this year.
Helen Clark: Statement for World Elder Abuse Awareness DayJun 15, 2016With 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.
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