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  • 02 Aug 2014
    Maiden Governance and Peace Poll launched in Ghana

    The findings of the first-ever Governance and Peace Poll (GaP Poll) in Ghana has been launched during a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners, and implemented by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), the poll is a representative public opinion survey that serves as a mechanism to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

  • 01 Aug 2014
    Committee to oversee National Volunteer Infrastructure inaugurated in Ghana

    A National Planning Committee for the implementation of a maiden National Volunteer Infrastructure has been inaugurated in Accra by Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. The ceremony was witnessed by UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam and other stakeholders of volunteerism in Ghana, including the UN Volunteers Programme Officer, Ms. Betty Simate.

  • 30 Jul 2014
    Findings of maiden Governance and Peace Poll in Ghana

    The Governance & Peace Poll (GaP Poll) is a mechanism for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Withstanding crises and redressing inequalities, key to Africa’s continued progress.

    Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana

    As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws to a close next year, a new global development agenda is in the offing. The United Nations has been supporting a series of global thematic and national level consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the MDGs.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level" - UN Secretary General's message on World Environment Day

    World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all.

  • 05 May 2014
    Africa needs a new, inclusive and people-centred development model - Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye

    Director for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, has said, “Africa needs a new, inclusive development model that places the wellbeing of the people at the centre of economic growth and development”. This was contained in a goodwill message read on his behalf by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director of UNDP Regional Services Centre during the recent Pan-African Conference on “Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation” which took place in Accra from April 28-30, 2014.

  • 01 May 2014
    Goodwill message presented by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre, Addis Ababa at the Pan-African Conference on Tackling Inequalities in Africa

    This goodwill message is presented on behalf: Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, & Director UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa

  • 22 Apr 2014
    UNDP and partners reaffirm commitment to support Ghana’s development agenda

    The United Nations Development Programme and partners have renewed their determination to respond to the Government of Ghana’s development aspirations in line with the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Pan-African Conference on Inequalities

    The Government of Ghana acting through the National Development Planning Commission(NDPC) in collaboration with various partners including the United Nations Development Programme, UN Millennium Campaign, Society for International Development and Third World Network-Africa, is hosting a three-day high-level, multi-stakeholder African conference on inequalities from 28th- 30th April, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The theme of the conference is “Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation”.

  • 13 Mar 2014
    UNDP steps up its support for sound public finance in Africa

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will train a diverse range of partners during the second phase of a comprehensive programme designed to mobilize tax revenues and improve budget management in Africa.

  • 12 Mar 2014
    Ruby says goodbye to the UN family in Ghana

    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has said adieu to staff of UNDP and the entire UN family in Ghana in a colorful event held at the forecourt of the UNDP premises on Wednesday, March 13, 2014.The farewell ceremony attended by representatives of Government, Heads of UN agencies, UN staff, civil society groups and other invited guests witnessed several goodwill messages and a citation from colleagues and well-wishers.

  • 10 Mar 2014
    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon leaves Ghana

    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon departs Ghana on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to take up her new assignment as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, Regional Bureau for Africa in New York.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement by Helen Clark

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    UNDP launches new programme to help communities recover from the violence in the Central African Republic

    Launched today in the capital Bangui, the two-year initiative, which will reach more than 350,000 conflict-affected people, aims to promote social cohesion, rebuild local infrastructure and create short-term employment opportunities in communities that have seen homes and businesses destroyed by the on-going violence.

  • 20 Feb 2014
    UN Secretary-General's Message for the World Day of Social Justice

    The gap between the poorest and the wealthiest around the world is wide and growing. This situation is not only between countries but within them, including many of the most prosperous. The World Day of Social Justice is observed to highlight the power of global solidarity to advance opportunity for all.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

    As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I hold high the banner of empowering women and girls, promoting their health and defending their rights. The International Day of Zero-Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an opportunity to confront this persistent problem – and to find hope in initiatives proving that it can end.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Government of Ghana Okays UNDP's Work Plans

    The Government of Ghana (GOG) has given the green light for the implementation of the 2014 development work plans prepared by the United Nations Development Programme and partners. This occurred during a short signing ceremony involving the Ministry of Finance, the UNDP and partners under the GOG-UNDP Partnership for 2014.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Central African Republic - UNDP Urges Governments to Help End Suffering

    As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country.