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  • INTENSIFY INNOVATION BY AND FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS TO ENSURE GENDER EQUALITY Mar 8, 2019

    On International Women’s Day this year, the world is focusing on innovative ways in which we can propel gender equality and the empowerment of women. Under the global theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”, the United Nations in Ghana is calling for the intensification of efforts to put innovation by women and girls, and innovation for women and girls, at the heart of initiatives to achieve gender equality in the country.

  • UN Ghana and Partners Observe Holocaust Remembrance Day Feb 18, 2019

    The UN System in Ghana joined the Embassies of Israel and of Germany in Accra to observe the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. About fifty dignitaries including members of the diplomatic community, religious bodies, civil society organisations and parliamentarians participated in the short evening event.

  • Ghana begins preparations for Voluntary National Review of the SDGs Feb 1, 2019

    Ghana has begun preparations to participate in the Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations in July 2019 during the High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • THE UNITED NATIONS CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF GHANAIAN JOURNALIST AHMED HUSSEIN-SUALE Jan 21, 2019

    The United Nations in Ghana, through its Acting Resident Coordinator, Ms. Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, expresses its strong condemnation, following the death of Ghanaian Journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, in Accra, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

  • The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahel and West Africa condemns the killing of a Ghanaian journalist Jan 21, 2019

    Dakar-18 January 2019- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemns the killing by unknown gunmen of a Ghanaian journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, on 16 December in Madina, suburb of Accra, capital of Ghana.

  • APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS Jan 15, 2019

    New York, NY. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

  • UN Communication Group takes the UN to the door steps of students in Northern Ghana Nov 15, 2018

    Over 5000 students from nine senior high schools (SHS) and three tertiary institutions in the Northern Region of Ghana have taken part in this year’s joint UN4U outreach activities organized by the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) in the country.

  • UN in Ghana and the Government launch the UN Sustainable Development Partnership Oct 29, 2018

    The United Nations and the Government of Ghana have agreed on a five-year partnership programme targeting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 5-year strategic framework, known as the UN Sustainable Development Partnership 2018-2022 (UNSDP), has been launched in Accra at a media event to coincide with the 2018 UN Day commemoration.

  • Ghana celebrates 2018 UN Day Oct 24, 2018

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration hosted the annual flag-raising ceremony to commemorate UN Day. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the coming into being of the United Nations Charter. The ceremony, which was attended by members of the security services, traditional leaders, members of the diplomatic corps and students, is the climax of events to commemorate UN Day in Ghana.

  • UN honours Kofi Annan at a wreath-laying ceremony Aug 24, 2018

    The United Nations System in Ghana joins the Government and the people of Ghana in mourning the loss of former UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan and expresses heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Nane Annan, the children and the entire family. At a wreath-laying ceremony held in New York on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the late Kofi Annan, noting that “He put people at the center of the work of the United Nations, and was able to turn compassion into action across the UN system.” According to the UN Secretary-General, “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations.”