UN in Ghana

In Ghana, the UN system has been operating since the 1960s, working together with the Government and people of Ghana for sustainable economic and social development, peace, and human rights. With its range of complementary mandates and expertise, the UN endeavors to make a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable populations.

The United Nations agencies support Ghana in advancing equitable economic growth, reducing poverty and achieving human development. In endorsing the Paris Declaration in 2005 and the Accra Agenda for Action in 2008, Ghana and its principal development partners have committed to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of external assistance for stronger development impact and better results.

The UN family in Ghana comprises representative offices of over a dozen UN entities, some of which also serve as regional or sub-regional offices: FAO, IFAD, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNIC, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNU-INRA, WFP, and WHO. Additional UN agencies provide advisory support and implement development projects in Ghana from their regional or global Headquarters: IAEA, ILO, IMO, OCHA, UNCDF, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNIDO, UNHCHR, UNODC, and UN WOMEN. The UN Country Team is further strengthened through collaboration with international organisations in Ghana, including the IMF, the World Bank, IFC, and the African Development Bank.