Oct 19, 2016
UN in Ghana releases first Newsletter edition
Akwaaba (welcome!) to the UN in Ghana newsletter. On a quarterly basis, we share with you updates from the UN’s engagement in Ghana across all working areas, such as food security; environment; energy; governance; gender equality; human rights; HIV/Aids; refugees; and many more. In this first edition of the Newsletter of the UN in Ghana special attention is given to the Elections taking place in the country in December, and the UN's engagement and support to ensure a peaceful process. Furthermore, we look at the recent actions on the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana, human rights, Obstetric Fistula as one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, the International Day of the Girl Child, and more.
Oct 13, 2016
António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation
The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December. Mr. Guterres, aged 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015. He will become the world's top diplomat on 1 January 2017, and hold that post for the next five years.