Press releases

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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.