The creeping mercury menace - a solution is here
Aug 16, 2017
The Minamata Convention enters into force today. Ratified by more than 50 countries, including Ghana, it seeks to increase global efforts to significantly reduce and eliminate mercury releases in the atmosphere, land and water bodies. The UN in Ghana, lead by UNDP and UNIDO, is supporting the country in reducing its mercury use. As the global mercury phase-out journey begins, policy makers and citizens are being called to support the implementation of this timely Convention by taking responsible actions. The successful implementation will also contribute to the achievement of SDG 3 (good health and well-being), 6 (clean water and sanitation), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
UN Ghana Newsletter: view the August 2017 edition
Aug 16, 2017
Akwaaba (welcome!) to the UN 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.
Policy implementation should be a collective responsibility
Aug 9, 2017
Implementation of policies and regulations that aim at promoting climate and clean technologies in Africa remains a challenge. Stakeholders at a consultative workshop on climate and clean technology policies, organised by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), agreed that policy implementation should be a collective effort on the part of governments, private sector actors, civil society organisations (CSOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community leaders and the media. The workshop concluded that active involvement of all these stakeholders in policy implementation efforts would put many African countries on the path to attaining the SDGs.
UN, CSOs and Government representatives discuss status of human rights in Ghana
Aug 7, 2017
On 3 August, the UN facilitated a meeting of representatives of human rights CSOs and Government to discuss the status of human rights in Ghana as part of the ongoing Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which tracks the progress of Ghana’s human rights obligations and commitments.
UNIDO Implements Technical Assistance to SMEs in Selected Value Chains
Jul 25, 2017
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has started providing technical support to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana to improve export and domestic market potential of their products in line with Goal 9 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Nelson Mandela International Day marked in Accra with a Clean-up Exercise and a public durbar
Jul 18, 2017
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Accra, in partnership with the South African High Commission and the Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development commemorated this year’s Nelson Mandela International Day with a clean-up exercise at Nima, one of Accra’s most poverty endemic suburbs.
Pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the SDGs, finds latest UN progress report
Jul 17, 2017
If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, key stakeholders, including governments, must drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a faster rate, says the latest progress report on the SDGs launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today.
UN Secretary-General to launch SDGs report 2017
Jul 13, 2017
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, will officially launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2017 at the opening of the High-level segment of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) on Monday, 17 July.
Technical Committee on Financial Inclusion trained on savings groups in Ghana
Jul 5, 2017
UNCDF and UNDP jointly organised a two-day exposure training and field trip in June 2017 for 30 members of the technical committee on financial inclusion in Ghana.
UNHCR and partners celebrate World Refugee Day in Ampain
Jun 23, 2017
UNHCR Ghana, in collaboration with the Ghana Refugee Board and other partners, commemorated this year’s World Refugee Day with a colorful durbar at Ampain Camp.