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  • International Day of Peace: the SDGs as Building Blocks for Peace

    Sep 22, 2016

    International Day of Peace: the SDGs as Building Blocks for Peace

    On 21 September, International Day of Peace is celebrated across the globe. In 2016, the day was dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that see their one-year anniversary, and celebrated them as "building blocks for peace." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-mon said in his message: "It is about building a global society in which people live free from poverty and share the benefits of prosperity. It is about growing together and supporting each other as a universal family." In Ghana, the UN joined the celebrations organised by and in partnership with the National and Regional Peace Councils in Sunyani and Kumasi.

  • ECOWAS-AU-UN Joint Mission to Ghana

    Aug 15, 2016

    ECOWAS-AU-UN Joint Mission to Ghana

    From 9 to 12 August 2016, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) completed a three-day joint high-level mission to Ghana ahead of the general elections of 7 December 2016. Read the press statement of Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).

  • UNRC Christine Evans-Klock opened UNDP Ghana's multi-stakeholder event on making cities resilient

    Jul 14, 2016

    UNRC Christine Evans-Klock opened UNDP Ghana's multi-stakeholder event on making cities resilient

    UNDP in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is currently hosting a two-day high-level multi-stakeholder meeting on “Making Cities Resilient: The case of Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA)” (14-15 July 2016, Accra).

  • Weapons destruction event symbolises Ghana’s commitment to maintain peace, end illicit arms trade

    Jul 11, 2016

    Weapons destruction event symbolises Ghana’s commitment to maintain peace, end illicit arms trade

    On Saturday, 9 July 2016 in Accra, Ghana’s National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NACSA) organised an event to destroy over 1300 illicit small arms. Minister of the Interior Mr Prosper Bani and UN Resident Coordinator Ms Christine Evans-Klock agreed that the event was symbolic in the effort to reduce illicit trade in small arms and provide effective security for Ghana’s citizens and residents. This is crucial for sustainable peace and development, especially in the lead up to the Elections in November 2016. The event was organised in collaboration with UNDP Ghana, represented by its country director Mr. Dominic Sam.

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