Press releases
  • UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030Feb 24, 2016Meeting 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 girlsNov 26, 2015The 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 AnyamamOct 12, 2015The 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 GoalsSep 23, 2015To 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 CommissionSep 23, 2015The 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 fellowshipsSep 15, 2015Oxfam 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 developmentJul 9, 2015Today, 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.

  • UN Ghana commiserates with flood victimsJun 5, 2015The United Nations System in Ghana is saddened by the loss of more than 100 lives, homes, properties and livelihoods as a result of the floods in Accra and other parts of the country, and the explosion at the fuel station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle on Wednesday, 3 June 2015.

  • UNDP China Launches Global Campaign against POPs in GenevaMay 8, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) released today its first-ever bilingual smartphone game called POPs Hunter, part of an international campaign against Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 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.