Press releases
  • Recognizing community efforts to reduce povertyApr 24, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Ga West Municipal Assembly is hosting a national event to recognize the outstanding efforts of the Integrated Development in Focus (IDF) and the Yaoman community to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Yaoman, in the Ga West District of the Greater Accra Region.

  • Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse, say UN development officialsOct 6, 2014The 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.

  • Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in GhanaJun 16, 2014As 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.

  • Pan-African Conference on InequalitiesApr 2, 2014The 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”.

  • Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP reportJan 29, 2014A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • Central African Republic - UNDP Urges Governments to Help End SufferingJan 20, 2014As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country.

  • ON THE OCCASION OF THE HANDING OVER OF EQUIPMENTS, FURNITURE AND VARIOUS ITEMS TO THE GHANA LEGAL AID SCHEME IN AID OF THE OPENING OF SIXTEEN (16) DISTRICT OFFICES FOR THE SCHEMEJan 8, 2014The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the 8th of January 2014, is officially handing equipment, furniture and various items to the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme. The handing over ceremony is taking place at the Kumasi Court of Appeal Premises and presided over by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General and the UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam.

  • UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris removalDec 3, 2013As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.

  • UN Development Chief Hails Progress on Halting and Reversing Spread of HIV; Says Significant Challenges RemainDec 1, 2013On the 25th Anniversary of World Aids Day, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark hailed the significant progress made to date in tackling the epidemic, but warned that the international community could not lose sight of the significant challenges that remained.

  • The Launch of the Western Region Human Development ReportOct 1, 2013The maiden Western Region Human Development Report (HDR), jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Region Coordinating Council, with close collaboration with the traditional leadership of the Region will be launched in Takoradi on 3rd October, 2013. It will be Ghana’s first-ever regional HDR initiated and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).