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  • A boost for efforts to strengthen border control against terrorism and extremism Apr 13, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Japanese Embassy in Ghana has launched a project dubbed, “Strengthening Border Control Capacities Against Extremism and Terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel” to boost efforts to deal with the menace in the sub-region.

  • SDG Ecosystem Micro-site and Innovation Challenges Launched at the SDG Design-Thinking Water Initiative Workshop: How to Improve Water Challenges in Ghana for the SDGs Mar 23, 2017

    The SDG Philanthropy Platform held an interactive and collaborative workshop in Ghana, to enable leaders in the water sector to identify creative solutions for water challenges in the country, with a view to contributing to the attainment of SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation for all.

  • The Secretary-General’s Message on International Migrants Day Dec 18, 2016

    Every migrant is a human being with human rights. Protecting and upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants, regardless of their status, is a foundational element of the New York Declaration. To accomplish this, we need stronger international cooperation among countries of origin, transit and destination that is guided by international law and standards. We must reject intolerance, discrimination and policies driven by xenophobic rhetoric and the scapegoating of migrants. Those who abuse and seek to harm migrants must be held to account.

  • UNDP South Africa launches the Africa Human Development Report Nov 8, 2016

    “The 2016 Africa Human Development Report noted these important achievements, and also places emphasis on the fact that in Africa women of child bearing age are at a higher risk of premature death; nearly one out of two (45.6%) have experienced sexual or physical violence of some kind during their lifetimes mainly from persons known to them

  • Partnerships for the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana Sep 15, 2016

    UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana will be hosting the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra. The event will focus on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana. Held under the theme: “Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow.”, the 7th annual Social Good Summit will bring together more than 200 youths, the manufacturing industry and civil society to deliberate on how to apply social media and technology to promote sustainable development for a better future.

  • Urban resilience to take center stage in Accra Jul 12, 2016

    Accra, 12 July - UNDP in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO is hosting a two-day high-level multi-stakeholder meeting on promoting resilient activities and increasing local level understanding of disaster risk in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), from 14th-15th July, 2016 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra.

  • High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Opens Today Jul 11, 2016

    A High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development begins in New York today. The Forum, the first since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last September, is the UN’s platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.

  • 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.