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  • UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report Nov 8, 2016

    “The 2016 Africa Human Development Report noted these important achievements, and also places emphasis on the fact that in Africa women of child bearing age are at a higher risk of premature death; nearly one out of two (45.6%) have experienced sexual or physical violence of some kind during their lifetimes mainly from persons known to them

  • Ghana launches a National Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy Oct 31, 2016

    With support from UNDP, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has launched the Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy (CCGELS) to promote climate change education, awareness and learning in Ghana on 28 October 2016.

  • A short course in disaster risk management launched in Ghana Oct 27, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has launched an innovative short course that aims at building the capacity of Government practitioners in disaster risk management and ensure its mainstreaming in development processes.

  • Political parties discuss plans for climate resilience in Ghana Oct 27, 2016

    Political parties in Ghana have discussed their plans for making Ghana a climate resilient nation ahead of the December 2016 elections. This took place during the “‘Nkitahodie’ Policy Dialogue on the Paris Agreement” organized by UNDP in Ghana.

  • Ghana holds maiden media awards on SDGs reporting Oct 26, 2016

    The maiden media awards on SDGs reporting has been held in Accra with Mr. Abdul Hameed Amponsah of Radio Peace, Winneba clinching the top prize. The special awards ceremony which occurred on October 24, UN Day, was to recognize Ghanaian journalists who have demonstrated excellence in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Women in Politics Pledge to Bridge Gender Inequality on Ghana’s Political landscape Oct 21, 2016

    The purpose of the dialogue was to deconstruct the role of political parties in promoting gender equal political participation and the role political parties can play in supporting women’s inclusion and participation in political processes at all levels.

  • Ghana Commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction Oct 20, 2016

    The Sendai Framework is a 15-year (2015-2030) voluntary, non-building agreement which recognises that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders including local government and the private sector.

  • The Secretary - General's Message on the International day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct 17, 2016

    Today, some 1 billion people live in extreme poverty and more than 800 million endure hunger and malnutrition. But poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights.

  • António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation Oct 17, 2016

    The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.


    Today, hundreds of millions of people live at risk from rising seas, earthquakes, drought, heatwaves, floods and storms. They live on marginal lands, beneath unstable hillsides or on storm-exposed coastlines. This is why eradicating extreme poverty -- the first of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, is essential to reducing disaster risk.

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