Akwaaba and welcome to the UN Ghana website!
The United Nations has been working in Ghana since the early 1960s to support economic and social development, human rights, and peace and security.
The UN agenda in Ghana is closely aligned to national development priorities. The UN Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF), agreed with the Government of Ghana in 2012, focuses our cooperation on four strategic areas: Food Security & Nutrition; Sustainable Environment, Energy & Human Settlements; Human Development & Productive Capacity for Improved Social Services; and Transparent & Accountable Governance.
Throughout this work, the agencies of the UN system in Ghana work together to reduce poverty and boost equitable economic growth; promote gender equality and women’s empowerment; improve the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS; and ensure respect for the human rights of all persons.
In keeping with the national transformation agenda to speed Ghana’s emergence as a lower Middle-Income Country, the UN is increasing its support for economic diversification, job growth, and sustainable development while continuing to help improve the availability of health, education, nutrition, and other social services to all Ghanaians. In addition, the UN is working closely with the Government and other partners on disaster risk reduction and crisis preparedness.
In 2016 we have launched our support for Ghana’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by some 190 Heads of State in September 2015, comprise a transformative agenda to eliminate extreme poverty in all its forms, to accelerate economic, social and environmental development, and to ensure access to justice for all.
In Ghana we are building on the pilot experiences in other countries to improve coordination and results by following the UN Delivering as One approach. This means that over 20 UN agencies based in Ghana draw on their individual mandates, experience and expertise to provide technical support, policy advice, and knowledge-sharing as one team. Our constituents and development partners expect this in order for the UN to be a coherent, efficient and effective development partner in Ghana.
This website provides the general public, the media, national stakeholders, and development partners with an overview of the UN’s work in Ghana, as well as latest publications, current news, SDG updates, and UN events. On behalf of the UN family, I hope that it expands understanding of the mandate and work of the UN in Ghana.
UN Resident Coordinator