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.”
Experts meet in Accra to improve road safety and urban mobility
Aug 22, 2018
Every year, road crashes are estimated to claim over 300,000 lives in Africa. According to WHO, the African region has 2 per cent of the world’s registered vehicles but a disproportionate 16 per cent of the world’s road traffic deaths. Road traffic fatalities are estimated to be the fourth leading cause of death of persons aged 5 through 44 years. To share experience in improving road safety, over 100 participants representing nearly 20 African Government Ministries of Infrastructure/Transport, National Road Safety Authorities and Councils, African sub-regional and regional organizations, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academic and research institutions, and the private sector are attending a 2-day workshop on Road Safety and Urban Mobility in Accra, Ghana.
UNFPA Supports the Launch of a Coalition to champion against Gender Based Violence
Aug 16, 2018
The UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock has called on partners and stakeholders working to end gender-based violence to move beyond advocacy and make the laws work. According to Ms. Evans-Klock “having laws and raising advocacy is not just enough”, adding that we need to address issues of prevention and guaranteeing justice to victims. Ms. Evans-Klock was speaking at the launch of a coalition of groups, individuals and organisations that will spearhead a national response to sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices - CoPASH.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership with Ghana, 2018-2022
Aug 9, 2018
The UN works in partnership with the Government and people of Ghana for sustainable economic, social and environmental development, peace and democracy, and human rights. On 13 June 2018, the Government of Ghana and the United Nations in Ghana jointly signed the UN Sustainable Development Partnership 2018-2022 (UNSDP), a five-year strategic framework that sets out the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities.
UNIDO Supports Ghana to Develop Standards for Fruits, Fish, Cocoa and Wood Industries to Facilitate Imports and Exports
Jul 23, 2018
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have supported the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) to develop a set of standards for fish, wood, fruits and cocoa industries, including processed goods.
UNODC launches new Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) in Koforidua, Ghana
Jul 23, 2018
To help strengthen the capacity of law enforcement agencies in Ghana in their fight against drug trafficking and related organized crime, UNODC refurbished and equipped a new DLEU in the Eastern region, which was officially launched on 19th July 2018 in Koforidua, Ghana.
Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams visits Ghana on behalf of the PeaceJam Foundation
Jul 6, 2018
Ms. Jody Williams is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was launched by six NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and Handicap International, in 1992. She and the Campaign jointly received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.