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.
Science Communication Requires Collaboration
May 5, 2017
Effective science communication requires more collaboration between researchers, communications officers and journalists. This was one of the key messages in a 2-day science reporting workshop jointly organised by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Accra.
UN Migration Agency to Lead SDG Related Migration and Development Project in Ghana and Ethiopia
May 4, 2017
On 3 May 2017 the UN Migration Agency (IOM) signed an agreement with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to launch a new two-year project in Ghana and Ethiopia. The project is aimed at strengthening migration governance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UN Ghana Newsletter: view the May 2017 edition
May 3, 2017
Akwaaba (welcome!) to the UN in Ghana newsletter. On a quarterly basis, we share with you updates from the UN’s engagement in Ghana across all working areas, such as food security; environment; energy; governance; gender equality; human rights; HIV/Aids; refugees; and many more.
ILO Caring Gold Mining Project engages in sub-regional networking and initiatives
Apr 24, 2017
The Caring Gold Mining Project is an International Labour Organisation (ILO) focused project funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) with the goal “to convene stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce Child Labour and improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining”.
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme
Apr 24, 2017
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018.
High-quality data key for achieving the SDGs in Ghana
Apr 21, 2017
Ghana looks to define a roadmap to ensure timely provision, access to, and effective use of data for the SDGs, and to deliver on Government’s ambitious development agenda
Eight years of delivering better together - Thank you Helen Clark
Apr 20, 2017
The UN Development Group (UNDG) bids farewell to Helen Clark, UNDG Chair and UNDP Administrator from 2009-2017, highlighting key achievements under her leadership.
Secretary-General announces President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana as co-chair of Sustainable Development Goals Advocates
Apr 11, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced that His Excellency Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, will serve as co-chair of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. He will be co-chair of the group along with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway until the end of 2018.
Statement by the United Nations on recent violence at Kumasi Circuit Court
Apr 10, 2017
The United Nations has consistently drawn attention to the negative role of vigilante groups in the two leading political parties of Ghana. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, have followed with consternation the acts of impunity perpetrated by the Delta Force vigilante group in the aftermath of December 2016 elections.