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  • Interview with Niyi Ojuolape, UNFPA Country Representative, Ghana

    Feb 21, 2018

    Interview with Niyi Ojuolape, UNFPA Country Representative, Ghana

    Mr. Niyi Ojuolape has been the Representative of UNFPA Ghana since August 2017. In this interview, he talks about his aspirations for his work in Ghana at UNFPA as well as in his role as Champion of the UN Communications Group, how to ensure that every young person’s dream is realised, the potential he sees in the Ghanaian youth and the challenges to harness this potential. He speaks about family planning, reproductive rights, sexual education, the importance to empower young girls, as well as some other topics he is passionate about.

  • SDG Advocate Queen Mathilde of Belgium commends Ghana on SDG leadership

    Feb 14, 2018

    SDG Advocate Queen Mathilde of Belgium commends Ghana on SDG leadership

    Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium is one of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ SDG Advocates – a group of 17 personalities from various backgrounds that is co-chaired by Ghana’s President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This group was established to promote the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieve the ambitious and transformative global development Agenda 2030. Last week, from 7 to 9 February 2018, Queen Mathilde visited Ghana to learn about good practices of SDG implementation.

  • Youth Envoy encouraged by resilient young women and calls for strong interventions to protect and provide them with services and information

    Feb 9, 2018

    Youth Envoy encouraged by resilient young women and calls for strong interventions to protect and provide them with services and information

    The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, continued her maiden multi-nation visit in Africa with a one-day stop in Accra, Ghana. The visit was an important opportunity for her to leverage support for vulnerable young girls and women.

  • Innovative wood and furniture testing centre opens in Ghana

    Feb 7, 2018

    Innovative wood and furniture testing centre opens in Ghana

    An innovative, new Wood and Furniture Testing Centre (WFTC) aimed at fostering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 8 and 9 was officially commissioned on 6 February 2018 by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Government of Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

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In September 2015, countries adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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!