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  • How UNDP supported Ghana's peaceful Election 2016 Jan 3, 2017

    Peaceful elections facilitate development and enhance investor confidence in the economy for positive growth. To sustain such progress, UNDP, ahead of Elections 2016 in Ghana, supported several initiatives that sought to boost public confidence and participation in elections, and increase trust in political parties and election results.

  • Appeal for peace from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Jan 1, 2017

    In his first message on his first day as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres appeals to the world for one shared new year resolution - to "put peace first" in the year 2017.

  • IOM’s first Global Migration Film Festival sparks dialogue on dangers of irregular migration in migrant community in Accra Dec 20, 2016

    Last week (14/12) IOM Ghana with support from the Canadian High Commission in Ghana hosted the first-ever Global Migration Film Festival with the screening of “Wallah-Je Te Jure”. The documentary highlighted stories of West African men and women who undertook dangerous journeys in order to reach Italy. Over 100 residents, particularly the youth, from the migrant community of Nima attended the film festival.

  • Ghana validates Country Gender Assessment Report in Agriculture and Rural Sectors Dec 19, 2016

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the Government of Ghana have validated Ghana’s gender assessment report in the agriculture and rural sectors. According to the report, the persistent gender inequalities in the agriculture and rural sectors of Ghana if not consciously addressed will make the attainment of the SDGs an impossible task.

  • Government of Ghana and IOM issue Joint Statement on Protection of Migrants Dec 16, 2016

    In commemoration of International Migrants Day 2016, seven key Ghanaian Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) issued a Joint Statement on Protecting Migrants at Home and Abroad.

  • UN Ghana joins forces to orange the world Dec 12, 2016

    Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. On the occasion of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which ran from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day, the UN in Ghana joined the global efforts to orange the world.

  • UN Ghana continues Human Rights efforts Dec 12, 2016

    On 10 December every year, the UN commemorates Human Rights Day. This year, Human Rights Day called on everyone to stand up for someone's rights. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be widespread across the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack.

  • UN Secretary-General's message on Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2016

    “On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

  • Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General on Ghana Dec 9, 2016

    The Secretary-General congratulates Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as President of Ghana. He thanks outgoing President John Dramani Mahama for his role in defusing tensions and preserving peace during the election period.

  • Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General on Ghana Dec 8, 2016

    The Secretary-General is following with great interest the situation in Ghana after the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place on 7 December. He congratulates the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and on the peaceful conduct of the elections. He welcomes the commitment of all presidential candidates to maintain peace as demonstrated by their signing of a Peace Accord on 1 December.