Jun 7, 2017
World Environment Day in Ghana called for collaboration to preserve forests and tackle galamsey
5 June is World Environment Day. In Ghana, the national celebrations took place at Kyebi, Eastern Region under the theme “Connecting People to Nature from Cape Three Points to Bawku”. The event brought together representatives from the Government, UN and other development partners, traditional and religious leaders, NGOs, the media, as well as youth groups and students – the broad representation was symbolic of the collective effort needed to protect the country’s forests, land, and water bodies.
Jun 1, 2017
Community sensitisation and clean-up exercise ahead of UN Ocean Conference
Ahead of the Ocean Conference in New York (5-9 June 2017), the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Accra has undertaken a sensitisation and clean-up exercise to bring home the message of the need to join hands to reverse the decline in the health of our ocean. The event was supported by the Department of Public Information Outreach Division, New York, UNDP, FAO, and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management and environmental sanitation company. The event was held in partnership with Abibimman Foundation, a local NGO.