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  • 16 Dec 2013
    UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana to receive a bamboo bicycle

    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
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the death of Nelson Mandela

    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
    UN Secretary-General's Message on International Volunteer Day

    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
    UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris removal

    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
    Un Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    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
    UN Secretary-General's Message on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    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.

  • 01 Dec 2013
    UN Secretary General's message on World AIDS Day

    On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are making significant progress in realizing our target of ensuring 15 million people have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015. This is crucial to halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic for good.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day to End Violence Against Women

    Violence against women and girls directly affects individuals while harming our common humanity. In response to this global challenge, I launched my UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign in 2008. Since then, partners around the world have joined our drive to protect the human rights of women and girls to live free from violence.

  • 20 Nov 2013
    UN Secretary-General's Message on Africa Industrialisation Day

    On this year’s Africa Industrialization Day, we are highlighting the crucial role of job creation and entrepreneurship in eradicating poverty.

  • 12 Nov 2013
    UN system in Ghana marks 68th UN Day with cultural night

    The United Nations system in Ghana last Friday held a Cultural Night of musical performances as part of the 68th United Nations celebrations in the country. The event, which was attended by the diplomatic community, private sector representatives, students and staff of the UN, was the first of its kind to be organised by the UN system. The aim was to portray strategies, through cultural expressions, vulnerable groups adopt to strengthen their resilience and social cohesion.

  • 05 Nov 2013
    UNDP presents best development journalism award

    The Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme in Ghana Mr. Dominic Sam on Saturday, November 3, 2013 presented the best 'Development Journalism for furthering MDGs' award to Ms. Efua Acquaah Harrison of Multi Tv.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    Wechiau women receive livelihood support

    As part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) support to flood-impacted communities in northern Ghana, the UNDP Recovery Project has been collaborating with Community Aid for Rural Development (CARD) to implement a Livelihood Security for Rapid Response to Flood Recovery initiative at Wechiau in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region.

  • 01 Nov 2013
    UNDP and partners boost nutrition in Chiraa Community

    The Intervention of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners on tackling of malnutrition in the Northern Ghana through the provision of milled-premix fortification for cereals to the Chiraa Community in the Upper West region has helped boost nutrition among children in the community.

  • 30 Oct 2013
    UNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking. Publish What You Fund’s 2013 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “ambitious” efforts to publish information beyond international standards this year, placing it fourth overall out of 67 major donors evaluated worldwide

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Ghana’s First Regional Human Development Report Launched

    The maiden Western Region Human Development Report (HDR) has been launched, with a call on the residents and citizens of the region to join efforts toward implementing the key recommendations. It is Ghana’s first-ever regional HDR initiated and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 01 Oct 2013
    The Launch of the Western Region Human Development Report

    The maiden Western Region Human Development Report (HDR), jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Region Coordinating Council, with close collaboration with the traditional leadership of the Region will be launched in Takoradi on 3rd October, 2013. It will be Ghana’s first-ever regional HDR initiated and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 13 Mar 2013
    UNDP-GEF Project Coordinator takes part in Energy Efficiency (EE) Global Conference

    From 20th to 21st May 2013, Mr. Eric Kumi Antwi-Agyei, Project Coordinator of the UNDP Refrigerators Energy Efficiency Project in Ghana funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), attended the 6th Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington DC.