Secretary-General's Message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace
Jun 13, 2016
Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on the peoples of the world to remember their common humanity and join together to build a future free of strife. It calls on all of us to observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, and to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day. This year’s theme – the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace – highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all contribute to global harmony.
The Secretary -General's Message on World Environment Day
Jun 5, 2016
There is grave cause for alarm. Elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, and pangolins for their scales. From sea turtles to tigers to rosewood, thousands of species of wild animals and plants are being driven ever closer to extinction. The businesses and individuals involved are motivated solely by short-term gain at the expense of long-term benefit to communities and habitats.
UNDP supports initiative to protect water bodies in Northern Ghana
May 25, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has launched an initiative to protect water bodies and improve livelihoods in the three northern regions of Ghana.
UNDP supports tree registration for farmers
May 12, 2016
he United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Solidaridad West Africa has organized a consultative workshop for stakeholders in the Forestry and Cocoa sectors in Ghana. The workshop implemented under the Environmental Sustainability and Policy for Cocoa Production in Ghana Project aimed at improving modalities for the registration of economic trees in Ghana.
UNDP promotes environmental learning in basic schools
Apr 1, 2016
The 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.
UNDP supports responsible elections reportage in Ghana
Apr 1, 2016
UNDP 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.
UN Secretary-General's message on International; Day of Forests
Mar 21, 2016
The 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 2016
Mar 8, 2016
This 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 Project
Feb 29, 2016
The 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 2030
Feb 24, 2016
Meeting 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.