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07 Mar 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.
11 Jan 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday commissioned a mechanized water system at the cost of 24,000 Ghana Cedis, for the Changli community in the Tamale Metropolis.
09 Jan 2014
UNDP presented office supplies to the Legal Aid Scheme during a colorful event in Kumasi with a view to supporting the efforts of the Government of Ghana in justice delivery in the country. These comprise motorcycles, furniture, photocopiers, scanners, computers and accessories valued at $300,000.
08 Jan 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the 8th of January 2014, is officially handing equipment, furniture and various items to the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme. The handing over ceremony is taking place at the Kumasi Court of Appeal Premises and presided over by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General and the UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam.
20 Dec 2013
On this Human Solidarity Day, I urge people from all nations, faiths, cultures and traditions to work together in common cause to keep the promise made at the turn of the Millennium and leave a legacy of peace, prosperity and sustainable progress for generations to come.
18 Dec 2013
The Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative has presented a bamboo bicycle to Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ghana, during a brief ceremony at the UNDP office premises in Ghana. The bicycles have been produced through the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme as an innovative means to combat climate change.
16 Dec 2013
A prototype bamboo bike will be presented to the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ghana, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30am. The event will be covered by the Ghanaian media and it takes place at the forecourt of the UNDP office, next to Fire Service Headquarters, Ring Road East, Accra.
06 Dec 2013
It was with great personal sadness that I learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela today.Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary man who represented for many around the world the ideals of freedom, peace, and justice.
05 Dec 2013
On International Volunteer Day (IVD) we recognize the contribution of volunteers to peace and development worldwide. Today, we are highlighting the millions of young volunteers around the world who are acting globally for social change.
03 Dec 2013
As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.
03 Dec 2013
More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.
02 Dec 2013
This year’s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery comes as the international community is intensifying efforts to eradicate poverty and forge a post-2015 development agenda. In pursuing these goals, it is vital that we give special consideration to ending modern-day slavery and servitude which affects the poorest, most socially excluded groups – including migrants, women, discriminated ethnic groups, minorities and indigenous peoples.
01 Dec 2013
UN Development Chief Hails Progress on Halting and Reversing Spread of HIV; Says Significant Challenges Remain
On the 25th Anniversary of World Aids Day, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark hailed the significant progress made to date in tackling the epidemic, but warned that the international community could not lose sight of the significant challenges that remained.
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- A significant proportion of an estimated 2.6 million dry latrines in India continue to be cleaned manually. Check out this inspiring photo essay showing how female waste collectors started to earn a living through fishing and became champions of change instead: http://on.undp.org/Bx9ZI #EmpowerTuesday © UNDP in India 41 minutes ago
- In Uganda, this community raised $250,000 to build 17 community rainwater tanks of 30,000 liters, serving 4,740 households around the protected areas for gorillas. School enrollment has increased and domestic violence has decreased with this newfound access to water. Read more about these winners of our Equator Initiative: http://on.undp.org/Bwe9W #EquatorPrize 9 hours ago
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