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  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UN Ghana launches 16 Days of Activism campaign to end violence against women and girls Nov 26, 2015

    The 16 Days of Activism Campaign begins on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and ends on International Human Rights Day (December 10) and emphasizes that gender-based violence in its many forms is a human rights violation.

  • Ghana hosts the 2015 International Day for Disaster Reduction in Anyamam Oct 12, 2015

    The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN System will jointly host the 2015 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Ghana. The national event takes place at Anyamam, near Sege in the Ada West District on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

  • Social Good Summit 2015 in Ghana focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals Sep 23, 2015

    To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana has partnered with the Multimedia Group Limited (MGL) to hold the Social Good Summit 2015.

  • Re: Queries on the Institutional Assessment Report on Electoral Commission Sep 23, 2015

    The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), through its former Chairman, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, requested UNDP to, among other activities, support the Commission to conduct an independent comprehensive needs assessment of the election administration function of the EC. The results of the assessment, the EC envisaged, would be used to inform the development of a new strategic plan for the Commission.

  • UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest: Oxfam supports journalists’ participation with additional fellowships Sep 15, 2015

    Oxfam will support the Voice2Paris global storytelling contest launched in August by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) by providing three additional fellowships for participating journalists to cover the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, in Paris in December. Oxfam’s contribution to the contest aims at encouraging journalists’ participation in climate change reporting and raising public awareness of climate actions.

  • Ghana joins Philanthropy Platform to foster sustainable development Jul 9, 2015

    Today, more than 80 leaders will meet in Accra to discuss how to join forces to collectively implement the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana. Participants from business, philanthropy, social investment, the UN system, non-governmental organizations, and government will have a rare opportunity to exchange information and share their ideas concerning the future of Ghana’s development. The leaders will discuss a broad array of challenges related to water and sanitation, education, livelihoods, youth employability and more.

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