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

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

  • 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.

  • 01 Aug 2014
    Committee to oversee National Volunteer Infrastructure inaugurated in Ghana

    A National Planning Committee for the implementation of a maiden National Volunteer Infrastructure has been inaugurated in Accra by Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. The ceremony was witnessed by UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam and other stakeholders of volunteerism in Ghana, including the UN Volunteers Programme Officer, Ms. Betty Simate.

  • 30 Jul 2014
    Findings of maiden Governance and Peace Poll in Ghana

    The Governance & Peace Poll (GaP Poll) is a mechanism for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners 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.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Withstanding crises and redressing inequalities, key to Africa’s continued progress.

    Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana

    As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws to a close next year, a new global development agenda is in the offing. The United Nations has been supporting a series of global thematic and national level consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the MDGs.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level" - UN Secretary General's message on World Environment Day

    World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all.

  • 05 May 2014
    Africa needs a new, inclusive and people-centred development model - Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye

    Director for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, has said, “Africa needs a new, inclusive development model that places the wellbeing of the people at the centre of economic growth and development”. This was contained in a goodwill message read on his behalf by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director of UNDP Regional Services Centre during the recent Pan-African Conference on “Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation” which took place in Accra from April 28-30, 2014.

  • 01 May 2014
    Goodwill message presented by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre, Addis Ababa at the Pan-African Conference on Tackling Inequalities in Africa

    This goodwill message is presented on behalf: Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, & Director UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa

  • 22 Apr 2014
    UNDP and partners reaffirm commitment to support Ghana’s development agenda

    The United Nations Development Programme and partners have renewed their determination to respond to the Government of Ghana’s development aspirations in line with the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Pan-African Conference on Inequalities

    The Government of Ghana acting through the National Development Planning Commission(NDPC) in collaboration with various partners including the United Nations Development Programme, UN Millennium Campaign, Society for International Development and Third World Network-Africa, is hosting a three-day high-level, multi-stakeholder African conference on inequalities from 28th- 30th April, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The theme of the conference is “Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation”.

  • 13 Mar 2014
    UNDP steps up its support for sound public finance in Africa

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will train a diverse range of partners during the second phase of a comprehensive programme designed to mobilize tax revenues and improve budget management in Africa.

  • 12 Mar 2014
    Ruby says goodbye to the UN family in Ghana

    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has said adieu to staff of UNDP and the entire UN family in Ghana in a colorful event held at the forecourt of the UNDP premises on Wednesday, March 13, 2014.The farewell ceremony attended by representatives of Government, Heads of UN agencies, UN staff, civil society groups and other invited guests witnessed several goodwill messages and a citation from colleagues and well-wishers.

  • 10 Mar 2014
    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon leaves Ghana

    Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon departs Ghana on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to take up her new assignment as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, Regional Bureau for Africa in New York.