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  • 50 Years of Empowering Lives and Building Resilient Nations Feb 23, 2016

    Fifty 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 Ghana Feb 15, 2016

    H.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.

  • Helen Clark's speech at the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report Dec 15, 2015

    I 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.

  • UN Secretary-General's remarks at closing of COP 21 Dec 15, 2015

    I 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.

  • Secretary-General's Message on Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2015

    Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold.

  • President Mahama: Statement on Anti-Corruption Day Dec 10, 2015

    It has always been a pleasure for me, to have an opportunity like this to reflect on the implementation of our national strategy and the plan that we adopted to combat corruption, and which I am proud to have been involved in since I was Vice President.

  • President Mahama Commends UNDP for Supporting the Fight Against Corruption in Ghana Dec 10, 2015

    President John Dramani Mahama has applauded the United Nations Development Program, UNDP and the European Union for supporting the fight against corruption in Ghana. With UNDP’s support, several activities have been implemented in the fight against corruption.

  • Secretary-General's Message On International Anti-Corruption Day Dec 8, 2015

    Global attitudes towards corruption have changed dramatically. Where once bribery, corruption and illicit financial flows were often considered part of the cost of doing business, today corruption is widely -- and rightly -- understood as criminal and corrosive. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the recovery of stolen assets.

  • Secretary-General's Message for International Volunteers Day Dec 3, 2015

    On this day we celebrate the power of volunteerism. Volunteering fosters creativity, draws strength from our passions and connects us to those who need us most. Volunteerism is a global phenomenon that transcends boundaries, religions and cultural divides. Volunteers embody the fundamental values of commitment, inclusiveness, civic engagement and a sense of solidarity.

  • International Volunteer Day Address by UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Christine Evans-Klock Dec 3, 2015

    On International Volunteer Day, we pay special tribute to volunteers worldwide and here in Ghana.

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