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  • UNCT Ghana meets new Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mar 17, 2017

    Representatives of the UN Country Team in Ghana paid a courtesy call on Hon. Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, on 15 March 2017. The meeting underscored the shared commitment that human rights, access to justice and leaving no one behind is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Agenda and provides the foundation for partnership between the UN and the Ministry.

  • Turning farming into business through agricultural skills and entrepreneurship development Mar 10, 2017

    The Government of Ghana has identified agricultural growth and transformation as a driver of jobs and industrialisation. Along with meeting needs in infrastructure, technology, water management, and the business environment, success will hinge on the availability of vocational and entrepreneurship training for young people.

  • UN Secretary-General launches new strategy to fight Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Mar 10, 2017

    On 9 March 2017, UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched his report on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: A new approach, which sets out his new strategy to combat sexual exploitation and abuse.

  • UNCT Ghana pays courtesy call on Minister of Gender Mar 9, 2017

    Representatives of the UN Country Team in Ghana paid a courtesy call on Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection. Issues addressed during the meeting included promoting women’s and children’s human rights and addressing their needs on health, nutrition and food security, education, political participation, employment, social protection, child protection, HIV/AIDS, disability inclusion, migration, trafficking and refugees.

  • UN Ghana calls for redress of persisting challenges facing women in the informal economy Mar 8, 2017

    Today 8 March is celebrated globally as the International Women’s Day (IWD). As the world marks this important day, our attention is being drawn to the rapidly changing environment in the world of work, the different jobs, roles and business opportunities women encounter in their work life, and the need to enhance their economic empowerment. Hence the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030”.

  • Secretary-General's message on International Women's Day 2017 Mar 8, 2017

    "Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed," says UN Secretary-General António Guterres on International Women's Day.

  • Accelerating our common efforts to end child marriage in Ghana Mar 7, 2017

    Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba, Honourable Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, alongside UNFPA and UNICEF representatives today highlighted the scope and impact of child marriage in Ghana, as the Minister hosts Steering Committee Members of the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage this week in Accra (5-9 March).

  • Courtesy visit on UNIC Accra with the World’s Longest Cap on the International Decade for People of African Descent Mar 3, 2017

    An indigenous Nigerian artist, Femi Coker, today paid a courtesy call on UNIC Accra to underline the important contribution made by people of African descent to our societies as part of a project to promote the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD).

  • UNCT Ghana pays courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs Feb 21, 2017

    The UN Resident Coordinator, Christine Evans-Klock, and representatives of the UN Country Team in Ghana paid a courtesy call on HE Honourable Shirlez Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, on 20 February.

  • UN programme and operations managers from Western and Central Africa committed to more integrated implementation in support of Agenda 2030 Feb 17, 2017

    More than 80 representatives from UN agencies, funds and programmes, chairs of the programme and operations management teams from 23 United Nations Country Teams (UNCT) gathered in Accra from 14 to 17 February to participate in an Orientation Meeting organised by the regional UN Development Group for Western and Central Africa (UNDG WCA).