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  • UNDP supports responsible elections reportage in GhanaApr 1, 2016UNDP has partnered with the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) to organize a media workshop on “Responsible Reportage for Election 2016”. The event, which targeted media practitioners provided a dialogue platform for journalists on their roles and responsibilities toward a peaceful Elections 2016 in Ghana.

  • UNDP promotes environmental learning in basic schoolsApr 1, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has organised an inter-schools quiz competition for environmental clubs in the Asunafo North Municipality. The aim was to increase knowledge and understanding of climate change and its impact on the environment and to promote good environmental practices among the youth.

  • UN Secretary-General's message on International; Day of ForestsMar 21, 2016The world’s forests are essential to realizing our shared vision for people and the planet. They are central to our future prosperity and the stability of the global climate. That is why the Sustainable Development Goals call for transformative action to safeguard them.

  • Statement for Administrator for International Women’s Day 2016Mar 8, 2016This International Women’s Day, the world stands well positioned to move forward on gender equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly last year, asserts that gender equality is not only as a human right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful and inclusive world.

  • Ghana Implements Medical Waste ProjectFeb 29, 2016The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP is implementing a medical waste pilot project in collaboration with the Government of Ghana. The pilot project titled “Reducing Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants and mercury releases from the health sector in Africa” seeks to support Ghana improve upon healthcare waste management for sustainable development.

  • UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030Feb 24, 2016Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

  • 50 Years of Empowering Lives and Building Resilient NationsFeb 23, 2016Fifty years ago, one in every three people around the world was living in poverty. It was against that backdrop that the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, was founded in 1966. Ever since, UNDP has been a leader in working for a more fair and prosperous world for all. We have worked with governments, civil society, the private sector, and philanthropy to empower people and build resilient nations.

  • President Mahama launches SDGs in GhanaFeb 15, 2016H.E President John Drama Mahama has formally launched the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana. The launch comes on the heels of his appointment as CO-Chair of 16 Eminent Advocates by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assist in the campaign to achieve the SDGs.

  • UN Secretary-General's remarks at closing of COP 21Dec 15, 2015I know I speak for everyone in this room in applauding COP21 President Laurent Fabius and UNFCCC Executive-Secretary Christiana Figueres for their outstanding stewardship of these negotiations.

  • Helen Clark's speech at the launch of the 2015 Human Development ReportDec 15, 2015I am delighted to welcome you to the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report. UNDP expresses its profound gratitude to Ethiopia for hosting this launch, and for His Excellency the Prime Minister’s presence here with us today to give the keynote speech and launch the report.