Ghana marks 68th UN Day with the launch of UN Ghana website and exhibition

Accra – Ghana marked this year’s UN Day in a grand style with the launch of the UN Ghana website and presentation of the UN Ghana database.  The website, which reflects the work of United Nations system Delivering as One approach is the first of its kind in the country.  Launching the website, the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon called on the public, especially the media, to explore the platform to get to know more about the activities of the UN to enable them focus on areas that need attention in their reportage.

PICTURE 9_UN RC launches the UN Ghana website

UN Resident Coordinator

At the same event, the UN Ghana database was presented to the audience of over a 100 representing the diplomatic community, CSOs, media and other partnering institutions. The brief launch was followed by a one-day exhibition of the UN activities in Ghana under the four thematic areas of the UN Development Assistance Framework:  1) Food Security and Nutrition, 2) Sustainable Environment, Energy and Human Settlement, 3) Human Development and Productive Capacity for Improved Social Services and 4) Transparent and Accountable Governance. Agencies took this opportunity to showcase their work under each theme. The exhibition attracted people from all walks of life including students and the general public.

PICTURE 6_Ghana's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs hoists the Ghana flag

Hoisting of UN and Ghana flags

Prior to the launch of the website, a ceremonial flag-raising event was held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra at which time the flags of the UN and the Republic of Ghana were hoisted by Ms. Sandhu-Rojon and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ambassador Kwesi Quarter, respectively.

Learn more about the United Nations in Ghana by visiting http://www.unghana.org/