Newsletter of the UN in Ghana


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.

Newsletter October 2017

At the occasion of UN Day, the UN in Ghana launched its 2016 report on the implementation of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) which summarises key development results achieved in Ghana in 2016 with UN support. It comes at a time when we are in close talks with the Government to develop the successor of the UNDAF which will govern our cooperation from 2018 to 2022. Also in this newsletter: latest updates on SDGs, human rights, gender activities, outreach events, recent celebrations of international days, as well as news from various UN agencies working in Ghana.

View the October 2017 edition here.

Newsletter August 2017

In July all eyes were on the SDGs! The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development took place in New York to review the progress in implementation of the SDGs across the globe. Locally, the UN in Ghana, in partnership with Government and the CSOs Platform on the SDGs, has continued its efforts towards localising the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind. As part of these efforts the UN system in Ghana is working hard on developing its next partnership agreement, tentatively titled "UN Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP 2018-22)" closely aligned to national development and SDG priorities, and to be finalised and signed with the Government of Ghana later this year. In the meantime, we invite you to review the recent activities focused on our joint ambition of advancing economic and social development, human rights, gender equality, peace and environmental protection in Ghana.

View the August 2017 edition here.

Newsletter May 2017

The first months of the year were important for the UN in Ghana for building relationships with the new Government of Ghana. UNCT paid courtesy visits on various Ministers in order to discuss collaboration on Ghana's development agenda, challenges, unfinished business, new opportunities - all with the ambition to work together to achieve the integrated social, economic and environmental objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to meet its fundamental commitment to leave no one behind. This edition of the UN Ghana newsletter therefore shares with you some insights into this process, as well as the recent activities of the UN in Ghana and its individual agencies, in areas such as the SDGs, gender equality, human rights and more!

View the May 2017 edition here.

Newsletter January 2017

In this January 2017 edition of the Newsletter of the UN in Ghana we share with you new UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ appeal for peace, and follow up on the UN's support of a peaceful process of Ghana’s elections in December. Furthermore, we look at the recent actions on the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana, human rights, and gender equality, we look back at Ghana’s celebration of 2016 international days, for example International Migrants Day, International Volunteers Day, World Food Day and International Day for Disaster Reduction, and UN agencies based in Ghana share their news, too.

View the January 2017 edition here.

Newsletter October 2016

In this first edition of the Newsletter of the UN in Ghana special attention is given to the Elections taking place in the country in December, and the UN's engagement and support to ensure a peaceful process. Furthermore, we look at the recent actions on the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana, human rights, Obstetric Fistula as one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, the International Day of the Girl Child, and more. 

View the October 2016 edition here.