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  • ‘We are in it together,’ Ghana tells UN Assembly, reaffirming Global Goals for planet and people

    Sep 21, 2017

    ‘We are in it together,’ Ghana tells UN Assembly, reaffirming Global Goals for planet and people

    While sceptics feared the landmark Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were “too many and too complex” to be tackled, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana told the United Nations today that the Organization’s experience has proved that “once the world puts its collective mind to something, the chances are, we would get it right.”

  • EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

    Sep 20, 2017

    EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

    Today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations launched a EUR 500 million Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.

  • Africa’s must-do, can-do decade

    Sep 20, 2017

    Africa’s must-do, can-do decade

    Since 2000 the continent of Africa has recorded impressive rates of economic growth. This remarkable performance has been largely driven by the prolonged commodity boom and development assistance. While the continent shows great diversity in the socio-economic trajectories of its countries, growth rates have generally masked an underlying lack of structural transformation, which is needed to achieve socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development. By Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO

  • Ghana at the UN General Assembly

    Sep 19, 2017

    Ghana at the UN General Assembly

    The 72nd General Assembly’s General Debate of the United Nations opens 19 September and run through 25 September. Ghana is represented at the General Assembly by HE President Nana Akufo-Addo and a delegation of Ministers including Hon. George Gyan-Baffour, Minister of Planning.

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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!