Urban resilience to take center stage in Accra
Jul 12, 2016
Accra, 12 July - UNDP in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO is hosting a two-day high-level multi-stakeholder meeting on promoting resilient activities and increasing local level understanding of disaster risk in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), from 14th-15th July, 2016 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra.
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Opens Today
Jul 11, 2016
A High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development begins in New York today. The Forum, the first since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last September, is the UN’s platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.
Investiture of Ghana National Peace Council
Jun 28, 2016
The National Peace Council is widely regarded as one of the innovative institutions of Ghana’s democratic architecture. It has an ambitious and important mission: “to facilitate the development of mechanisms of cooperation among all stakeholders who work towards peace in Ghana; [to promote] a cooperative resolution of problems or conflicts by institutionalizing conflict resolution which will lead to the transformation of social and political conflicts, as well as to religious reconciliation and dialogue.”
Cocoa Farmers Learn Sustainable Production Practices
Jun 24, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mondelez-Cocoa Life are playing a significant role in the Ghanaian Cocoa sector by contributing to enhance the capacity of Extension workers on sustainable environmental practices.
The Secretary-General’s Message for International Widows' Day
Jun 23, 2016
There are some 259 million widows around the world, and nearly half are living in poverty. Widows are often stigmatized by their families and communities.
Dr. Ibn Chambas interacts with Ghanaian media
Jun 17, 2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas has met with the media on the UN’s support to the 2016 elections in Ghana. In his statement read during the media interaction, Dr. Chambas reiterated the UN’s commitment to be present and to accompany the process leading up to, during and after the general elections to be held later this year.
UNDP support’s legal and justice delivery in Ghana
Jun 17, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has held a two day validation workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department (MoJAGD) and criminal justice institutions in Ghana.
Helen Clark: Statement for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 15, 2016
With most of the discussion about gender-based violence focused on women and girls of reproductive age, the particular vulnerability to gender-based violence of older women is often overlooked. This year, however, as work begins towards implementing Agenda 2030 and its commitment to “leave no one behind", the international community has a powerful opportunity to recognize and address the multiple forms of violence affecting older women.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days on Agenda 2030 implementation
Jun 14, 2016
Brussels, 14 June 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will participate in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation, which will take place on 15-16 June in Brussels.
NEW HIP HOP MUSIC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND MARKS 100 DAY COUNTDOWN TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Jun 13, 2016
A new hip-hop music video, entitled “Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe", was launched by the United Nations on 13 June 2016 to mark the 100 day countdown to the International Day of Peace. The video was produced by Flocabulary in partnership with the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information. The video aims to teach young people throughout the world about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help build peace. It is available in all six United Nations official languages.