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  • 17 Nov 2014
    UNDP supports access to justice for the poor and vulnerable in Yendi

    The people of Yendi and surrounding communities will now have access to free legal services, thanks to the support of UNDP and partners including the Legal Aid Scheme, Legal Resources Centre and the Yendi Municipal Assembly for the launch of the Legal Aid office in the area.

  • 10 Nov 2014
    UNDP hosts experts' meeting on cash payments to Ebola workers

    Under the auspices of the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), the UN and technical experts have met to explore viable options for payment to Ebola workers in the three countries worst affected by the Ebola Viral Disease.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Ebola crisis draining development budgets in West Africa, study finds.

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is impairing the ability of governments to raise revenues, increasing their exposure to domestic and foreign debts and may make them more dependent on aid, according to the latest study on the socio-economic impact of the crisis carried out by the UN development agency.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    Boosting crisis response and financing key for Africa’s continued progress

    Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe meet here today for the annual African Economic Conference (AEC). The meeting will last until 3 November and allow them to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation for the continent’s economic transformation

  • 31 Oct 2014
    Message on the occasion of the first International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists

  • 24 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary-General's Message on United Nations Day

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    UNDP Africa chief confers with President Mahama on Ebola

    The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye has met with H.E. President John Dramani Mahama to discuss the UN support to the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse, say UN development officials

    The Ebola health crisis that has claimed thousands of lives must not be allowed to become a crippling socio-economic crisis as well, said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official, beginning a 10-day visit to the most affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    UNDP and partners host first Social Good Summit in Ghana.

    The United Nations Development Programme and Creative Storm Networks have jointly hosted the first Social Good Summit in Ghana. The event, which took place at the studios of Creative Storm Networks, brought together more than 40 participants who explored the theme: “The role of new technology (or social media) in stimulating action for environmental sanitation in Ghana”.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Peace

    Today is the International Day of Peace. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.

  • 08 Sep 2014
    UNDP and GOG launch initiative to facilitate technology transfer from China to Ghana

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have launched an initiative to consolidate the partnership between the Government of Ghana, UNDP and Governments of China and Denmark on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer.

  • 08 Sep 2014
    A pact signed to boost South-South cooperation

    The formal signing ceremony to consolidate the partnership between the Government of Ghana, UNDP and Governments of China and Denmark on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer has been concluded today.

  • 20 Aug 2014
    Five UN Agencies to Help Ghana Green its Economy

    The United Nations, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, has launched an initiative to support national efforts to transition to a greener and more inclusive economy. Known as the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the initiative would entail mobilizing social awareness and providing specialized training to identifying critical bottlenecks, formulating and assessing policy options, and enabling policy implementation for greening the economy.

  • 19 Aug 2014
    UN Secretary-General's Message on World Humanitarian Day

    On World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and we remember all those who died serving this noble cause. Last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured or killed than ever before. This is an outrage.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Ghana launches the 2014 Human Development Report

    The national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) has taken place in Accra, with a call to address the widening inequality gap attendant upon Ghana's economic growth. In the report, Ghana is ranked 138 out of 187 countries and territories, with a 2013 Human Development Index value of 0.573— which is in the medium human development category.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    UNDP RR's speech at the national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report

    I am very pleased to welcome you all to the launch of UNDP’s 2014 Human Development Report in Ghana. In particular, it gives me great pleasure, to have the minister of gender, children, and social protection be the one to represent the Government and officially launch the report.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    UN Secretary-General's Message for International Youth Day

    A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year. The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need. For this year’s observance of International Youth Day, the United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in a chamber of isolation and silence.

  • 02 Aug 2014
    Maiden Governance and Peace Poll launched in Ghana

    The findings of the first-ever Governance and Peace Poll (GaP Poll) in Ghana has been launched during a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners, and implemented by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), the poll is a representative public opinion survey that serves as a mechanism to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.