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  • Kufuor Foundation Launches Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review Feb 7, 2017

    The John A. Kufuor Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Ghana and the World Food Programme (WFP), has launched the Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review which aims at identifying the challenges the country faces in improving food security and nutrition in its quest to achieve Zero Hunger, Sustainable Development Goal 2. WFP requested for the Review as part of a new strategic plan to support national development agenda.

  • UN meets President Akufo-Addo Feb 3, 2017

    In their courtesy call on 2 February 2017on H.E. The President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Ibn Mohammed Chambas, and the UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, congratulated him on his election and for the peaceful and credible elections that maintained Ghana’s position as a role model for democracy in West Africa and the Region.

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day in Ghana: Renewing the commitment to human rights Jan 30, 2017

    This year’s International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (27 January) was observed under the theme “Educating for a Better Future”. In Accra, the United Nations co-organised a Public Forum with the Embassy of the State of Israel and the Embassy of Germany, and an outreach event and exhibition for some 200 students.

  • Let us build a future of dignity and equality for all: UN Secretary-General's message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan 27, 2017

    On 27 January International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is observed. "Let us build a future of dignity and equality for all," says UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

  • UN Ghana Newsletter: view the January 2017 edition Jan 24, 2017

    Akwaaba (welcome!) to the UN in Ghana newsletter. On a quarterly basis, we share with you updates from the UN’s engagement in Ghana across all working areas, such as food security; environment; energy; governance; gender equality; human rights; HIV/Aids; refugees; and many more.

  • "Discrimination diminishes us all": Secretary-General on combating anti-muslim discrimination and hatred Jan 17, 2017

    On 17 January 2017, the Missions of Canada, the United States, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations jointly host a full-day High-Level Forum on Combatting anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred. UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a video message.

  • ICT continues to play a crucial role in shaping future agriculture intelligence at farm level and within food chains Jan 17, 2017

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, asserts strategic application of ICT to the agricultural industry offers the opportunity for economic growth and poverty reduction. As global attention is focused on seeking solutions to reduce poverty, especially in developing countries such as Ghana, Information, Communication Technology (ICTs) has been identified as a powerful tool which could be leveraged to reduce poverty faster.

  • UN Ghana, Embassies of Israel and Germany jointly commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day in Accra Jan 16, 2017

    As part of the commemoration of this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United Nations, the Embassy of Israel and the Embassy of Germany invite to a Public Forum in Accra on Wednesday, 25 January at 18:00 at the British Council Auditorium.

  • UNIC Accra first to print the Sustainable Development Goals in Braille Jan 12, 2017

    The SDGs have for some time now taken the centre stage of many outreach activities embarked by UNICs all over the world, targeting citizens of different race, gender, colour and age. To ensure that persons with disability are not left out of the outreach, UNIC Accra had the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) translated and printed in Braille.

  • United Nations congratulates President Akufo-Addo Jan 9, 2017

    Message from Dr. Ibn Mohammed Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, delivered at the State Banquet, State House in Accra, on 7 January 2016, following the Inauguration Ceremony.