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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    UNDP launches new programme to help communities recover from the violence in the Central African Republic

    Launched today in the capital Bangui, the two-year initiative, which will reach more than 350,000 conflict-affected people, aims to promote social cohesion, rebuild local infrastructure and create short-term employment opportunities in communities that have seen homes and businesses destroyed by the on-going violence.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    A 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.

  • 20 Jan 2014
    Central African Republic - UNDP Urges Governments to Help End Suffering

    As 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.

  • 08 Jan 2014
    On the occasion of the handing over of office supplies to the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme

    The 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.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana to receive a bamboo bicycle

    A prototype bamboo bike will be presented to the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ghana, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30am. The event will be covered by the Ghanaian media and it takes place at the forecourt of the UNDP office, next to Fire Service Headquarters, Ring Road East, Accra.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris removal

    As 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.

  • 01 Dec 2013
    UN Development Chief Hails Progress on Halting and Reversing Spread of HIV; Says Significant Challenges Remain

    On 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.

  • 01 Oct 2013
    The Launch of the Western Region Human Development Report

    The 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).