UNCT-GH-Kofi-Annan-2018

 

The UN family in Ghana mourns the passing of former UN Secretary-General, Peace Laureate, son of Ghana, Mr. Kofi Annan. We give thanks for his amazing life of service to peace, human rights and development, and offer our profound condolences to Mrs. Nane Annan and their entire family.

UNCT-GH-UNSDP-2018-Cover-landscape

 

On 13 June 2018, the Government of Ghana and the United Nations in Ghana jointly signed the UN Sustainable Development Partnership 2018-2022 (UNSDP), a five-year strategic framework that sets out the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities. Download the UNSDP here.

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  • Aug 24, 2018

    UN HONOURS KOFI ANNAN AT A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY

    The United Nations System in Ghana joins the Government and the people of Ghana in mourning the loss of former UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan and expresses heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Nane Annan, the children and the entire family. At a wreath-laying ceremony held in New York on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the late Kofi Annan, noting that “He put people at the center of the work of the United Nations, and was able to turn compassion into action across the UN system.” According to the UN Secretary-General, “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations.”

  • Aug 22, 2018

    EXPERTS MEET IN ACCRA TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY AND URBAN MOBILITY

    Every year, road crashes are estimated to claim over 300,000 lives in Africa. According to WHO, the African region has 2 per cent of the world’s registered vehicles but a disproportionate 16 per cent of the world’s road traffic deaths. Road traffic fatalities are estimated to be the fourth leading cause of death of persons aged 5 through 44 years. To share experience in improving road safety, over 100 participants representing nearly 20 African Government Ministries of Infrastructure/Transport, National Road Safety Authorities and Councils, African sub-regional and regional organizations, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academic and research institutions, and the private sector are attending a 2-day workshop on Road Safety and Urban Mobility in Accra, Ghana.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    UNFPA Supports the Launch of a Coalition to champion against Gender Based Violence

    The UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock has called on partners and stakeholders working to end gender-based violence to move beyond advocacy and make the laws work. According to Ms. Evans-Klock “having laws and raising advocacy is not just enough”, adding that we need to address issues of prevention and guaranteeing justice to victims. Ms. Evans-Klock was speaking at the launch of a coalition of groups, individuals and organisations that will spearhead a national response to sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices - CoPASH.

  • Aug 9, 2018

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership with Ghana, 2018-2022

    The UN works in partnership with the Government and people of Ghana for sustainable economic, social and environmental development, peace and democracy, and human rights. On 13 June 2018, the Government of Ghana and the United Nations in Ghana jointly signed the UN Sustainable Development Partnership 2018-2022 (UNSDP), a five-year strategic framework that sets out the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities.

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