UNCT Ghana meets Minister of Chieftaincy and Religion
Apr 5, 2017
On 22 March 2017, the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, and representatives of UNICEF and UNDP received a courtesy call by the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon Kofi Dzamesi. The meeting provided opportunity for candid discussion on the importance of sensitivity to cultural issues and of engaging cultural leaders as agents of change in advocating for human rights and for the full achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
UNCT Ghana meets Minister of Education
Apr 4, 2017
On 20 March 2017, members of the UN Country Team in Ghana paid a courtesy call on Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education. The meeting highlighted the high level of concurrence on key challenges facing education in Ghana: Expanding access to good quality education, in particular at the Secondary High School level and to children with disabilities; providing comprehensive sexuality education to help decrease teenage pregnancy and school drop-out of adolescent girls, as well as to urgently turn-around rising rates of exposure to HIV among the youth population; and improving Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a learning pathway of choice that leads to good jobs.
Over 1000 students tour Slave River in Ghana to remember slavery
Apr 3, 2017
Some 1000 students from three schools in Assin Manso in the Central region of Ghana joined the rest of the world this year to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade with a tour of the Assin Manso river site and to reflect on the ordeal of slaves who were held there. The tour of the site was organized by UNIC Accra with support from the Department of Public Information Remember Slavery Programme.
UN Resident Coordinator meets Director General of NADMO
Apr 3, 2017
On 29 March 2017, the newly appointed Director General of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, paid a courtesy call on the UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock.
Simple hand-pump borehole technology helps reverse the risks of drought and flood impacts in Northern Ghana
Mar 30, 2017
Even though the number of people living in poverty has reduced in recent years, there remain significant gaps between rural and urban areas, as well as the North and the South. This inequality deepens the vulnerability of populations. In Ghana, small and manageable hazards adversely impact vulnerable population, in terms similar to large-scale disasters, resulting in needless loss of environmental, social and economic resources.
Six African Countries Switch to Green Business Development for Sustainable Growth
Mar 23, 2017
Stakeholders from six African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana on March 23-24 at a Regional Policy Dialogue of the Switch Africa Green project. The objective of this dialogue is to create a common understanding of policy landscape to enable countries strengthen their institutions with appropriate tools and legal instruments for green business development targeting four key sectors – agriculture, integrated waste management, manufacturing and tourism.
Why waste water?
Mar 22, 2017
Paying closer attention to the way Ghanaians treat and dispose wastewater in their homes, farms and industries, can move the country a step farther in reaching all the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal on Water, says UNICEF.
UNCT Ghana meets new Minister of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation
Mar 22, 2017
On 20 March 2017, members of the UN Country Team in Ghana paid a courtesy call on Hon. Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI). Prof. Frimpong-Boateng underlined the Ministry’s priority to boost domestic technology development as a means for Ghana to achieve its development goals.
UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana pays courtesy call on Speaker of Ghana Parliament
Mar 22, 2017
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, paid a courtesy call on Rt. Hon Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye, the Speaker of the 7th Ghana Parliament, to exchange ideas on ways of strengthening the relationship between the UN system in Ghana and the Parliament. In his introductory and welcoming remarks, the Speaker expressed his appreciation for the role the UN has been playing in Ghana to date, and noted his keen interest in working with the UN system as partner in Ghana’s development.
CSOs review Human Rights situation in Ghana
Mar 21, 2017
On 21 and 22 March 2017, Ghana’s Civil Society Organisations gathered for a workshop to jointly draft their input to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the fulfilment of Ghana’s human rights obligations and commitments. A mechanism established by the UN to peer-review and examine the human rights records of each Member State every five years, the report will be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council. This process guarantees that the voices of CSOs and their beneficiaries are heard, and no one is left behind.