UN, Government and civil society representatives call for silencing guns to ensure development and peace
Jun 13, 2017
From 5 to 12 June 2017, the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence has been taking place under the theme: “The Road to Development and Peace Begins with Silencing the Guns.” During a joint press conference in Accra on 12 June at the International Press Centre, the United Nations, Ministry of Interior, Small Arms Commission, and International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) stressed the need for collaboration in tackling the prevalence of illicit small arms and light weapons as a means to ensure peace and development.
World Environment Day in Ghana called for collaboration to preserve forests and tackle galamsey
Jun 7, 2017
5 June is World Environment Day. In Ghana, the national celebrations took place at Kyebi, Eastern Region under the theme “Connecting People to Nature from Cape Three Points to Bawku”. The event brought together representatives from the Government, UN and other development partners, traditional and religious leaders, NGOs, the media, as well as youth groups and students – the broad representation was symbolic of the collective effort needed to protect the country’s forests, land, and water bodies.
Community sensitisation and clean-up exercise ahead of UN Ocean Conference
Jun 1, 2017
Ahead of the Ocean Conference in New York (5-9 June 2017), the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Accra has undertaken a sensitisation and clean-up exercise to bring home the message of the need to join hands to reverse the decline in the health of our ocean. The event was supported by the Department of Public Information Outreach Division, New York, UNDP, FAO, and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management and environmental sanitation company. The event was held in partnership with Abibimman Foundation, a local NGO.
Ghana assures the UN of its commitment to peacekeeping
May 30, 2017
Ghana has assured the United Nations of its support to UN peacekeeping. The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, made this assurance at this year’s national flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony held in Accra. He said: “We can succeed in building a vibrant and stable democracy underpinned by a prosperous economy, only if we work relentlessly to maintain the peace and security…”
International Day of UN Peacekeepers commemorated in Accra
May 29, 2017
Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Christine Evans-Klock, including the message of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, at the commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers in Accra.
Secretary-General's message on the Message on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
May 29, 2017
The Secretary-General António Guterres' message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: “Investing in Peace Around the World” (29 May 2017)
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and FAO sign MoU to strengthen fisheries management
May 25, 2017
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Ministry of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to sustainably enhance fisheries management to improve food and nutrition security.
How listening to those “left behind” changed our thinking
May 19, 2017
In this blog, Bianca Juhl Andersen shares how the UN in Ghana reached out to excluded groups in Ghana who have little or no voice: people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTIs), underage sex-workers, prisoners, and injection drug users.
UNICEF and KOICA join forces for a fairer chance for adolescent girls in Ghana
May 17, 2017
The rights and wellbeing of adolescent girls in Ghana were given a boost today as UNICEF and the Korean International Cooperation Agency - KOICA - committed to a three-year partnership which seeks to address the inequities currently facing thousands of young girls in Ghana.
Time to say: “For every child in Ghana, let’s be fair”
May 9, 2017
Walk past any school yard with a group of children playing their favourite game, and it won’t be long before you hear the phrase, “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!” As adults, we hardly say this. Not because we see less injustice as we grow up, rather society teaches us to become more accepting of the fact that sometimes life is just not fair.