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  • A boost for efforts to strengthen border control against terrorism and extremism Apr 13, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Japanese Embassy in Ghana has launched a project dubbed, “Strengthening Border Control Capacities Against Extremism and Terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel” to boost efforts to deal with the menace in the sub-region.

  • GEF SGP GHANA 2017 Call for proposals Apr 5, 2017

    The UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) in Ghana has received core funds under the GEF-6 to implement the country programme strategy. Accordingly, the GEF/SGP announces the 2017 "call for proposals" to award small grants of up to US$50,000 to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and community groups for the most innovative initiatives.

  • SDG Ecosystem Micro-site and Innovation Challenges Launched at the SDG Design-Thinking Water Initiative Workshop: How to Improve Water Challenges in Ghana for the SDGs Mar 23, 2017

    The SDG Philanthropy Platform held an interactive and collaborative workshop in Ghana, to enable leaders in the water sector to identify creative solutions for water challenges in the country, with a view to contributing to the attainment of SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation for all.

  • UN Secretary-General's Message on International Women's Day Mar 8, 2017

    Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.

  • The Secretary-General’s Message on International Day of Women and Girls in Science Feb 11, 2017

    As a trained engineer and former teacher, I know that these stereotypes are flat wrong. They deny women and girls the chance to realize their potential – and deprive the world of the ingenuity and innovation of half the population.

  • The Secretary General's Message on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Feb 6, 2017

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030.

  • Statement by the UN Secretary-General on Refugees Feb 1, 2017

    Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations.

  • Ghana to reduce the menace of mercury in the country Jan 26, 2017

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF) has held a three-day joint inception workshop in Accra on the menace of mercury in the country. The aim was to raise awareness among policy makers and the general public on the hazards of mercury to human lives and the environment, and also share insight on the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for peace Jan 3, 2017

    On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?

  • The Secretary-General’s Message on International Migrants Day Dec 18, 2016

    Every migrant is a human being with human rights. Protecting and upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants, regardless of their status, is a foundational element of the New York Declaration. To accomplish this, we need stronger international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination that is guided by international law and standards. We must reject intolerance, discrimination and policies driven by xenophobic rhetoric and the scapegoating of migrants. Those who abuse and seek to harm migrants must be held to account.

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