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.
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.
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.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S -- MESSAGE ON AFRICA INDUSTRIALIZATION DAY
Nov 20, 2016
Accelerating industrialization and expanding productive capacity and value addition is critical to sustaining Africa’s economic growth. That is why the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has a dedicated goal – SDG 9 – on industry, innovation and infrastructure with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Research shows that not only are manufacturing and industry important job creators, they also have a positive multiplier effect. Every job in manufacturing is estimated to create at least two more jobs in other sectors.
UNDP and partners support forum on responsible social media use
Nov 14, 2016
Ahead of the December 7 elections in Ghana, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have supported the hosting of a maiden public forum on free and responsible use of social media in the country. The event organized by the National Media Commission sought to identify and harness the beneficial use of social media to deepen Ghana's democratic credentials.
UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report
Nov 8, 2016
“The 2016 Africa Human Development Report noted these important achievements, and also places emphasis on the fact that in Africa women of child bearing age are at a higher risk of premature death; nearly one out of two (45.6%) have experienced sexual or physical violence of some kind during their lifetimes mainly from persons known to them