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  • UN calls for concerted efforts to End Violence against Women and Girls

    Dec 7, 2017

    UN calls for concerted efforts to End Violence against Women and Girls

    As the world observes 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2017, the United Nations in Ghana calls on governments, non-governmental organisations, religious and traditional leaders, communities and individuals to take individual and collective action against human rights abuse of women and girls. A world free from gender-based violence and from discrimination is paramount to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Multi-stakeholder Conference on SDGs explored opportunities for private sector and partnerships

    Dec 1, 2017

    Multi-stakeholder Conference on SDGs explored opportunities for private sector and partnerships

    On 30 November in Accra, a Multi-Stakeholder Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explored “Opportunities in Sustainable Development through Strategic Partnerships”. It was organised upon the initiative of the CSOs Platform on the SDGs and Deloitte, under the auspices of the Office of the President, and in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), and the UN in Ghana. A message by the President of Ghana, H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was delivered by his Special Advisor on the SDGs, Dr. Eugene Owusu.

  • UN Migration Agency Appoints Ghanaian Rapper as Goodwill Ambassador to Promote Safe Migration

    Nov 24, 2017

    UN Migration Agency Appoints Ghanaian Rapper as Goodwill Ambassador to Promote Safe Migration

    Ghanaian rapper and songwriter, Kofi Kinaata, has become IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s first Goodwill Ambassador to promote safe migration in Ghana. He will be supporting IOM’s advocacy and fundraising efforts, including educating young Ghanaians about the dangers associated with the journey across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea to reach North Africa and Europe.

  • Surprising new results of the 2017 Ghana District League Table

    Nov 23, 2017

    Surprising new results of the 2017 Ghana District League Table

    The Tema Metropolitan Assembly is the highest ranking district in this year’s Ghana District League Table’s (DLT), returning to the top spot for a second year after being deposed of its premier slot by La Nkwantanang-Madina in 2016. This means that Tema has Ghana’s highest level of development - scoring the highest ever mark of 80 out of 100. The district with the lowest score of 50.6 out of 100 was Krachi East in the Volta Region.

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Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

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In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end povertyprotect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Find out more about the SDGs!