UNIC Accra kicks start UN Books on Wheels project

Accra, 29 July, 2014 – UNIC Accra has began distributing books to selected public and private universities across the country as an initial drive towards the launch of a new project known as UN Books on Wheel. The project aims at providing higher institutions of learning in Ghana with up-to-date UN publications and materials – targeting students in all fields of study – and increase awareness about the UN’s research capacities. The project, to benefit some nine universities will be launched in September this year.  Under the project, beneficiary institutions are expected to establish UN corners in their libraries and UNIC Accra will stock these corners with publications and materials about and on the United Nations. The institutions include Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana Armed Forces Command Staff College, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Knutsford University College, Institute of Local Government Studies, Ghana Technology University College, University of Professional Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

UNIC Accra NIO presenting some publications Mr David Newton, Director of GIJ

UNIC Accra NIO presenting some publications Mr David Newton, Director of GIJ

A selection of publications has been handed over to University for Development Studies (UDS), Knutsford University College and Ghana Institute of Journalism. All the institutions expressed their appreciation to UNIC for being proactive by reaching out to users of UN publications and knowledge.

“We want to support activities that create an appetite for knowledge. Reaching out to the people that you work for is very important, and I appreciate that you have chosen UDS to be a part of this project:” Micheal A. Ansa, Head of the UDS Accra office, told UNIC Accra colleagues.

In addition to a vast selection of publications that are subsequently going to be delivered to the partnering institutions, specially designed UN posters with famous quotes and fun facts will be added to the institutions’ material base. “We want to create an inviting atmosphere in the libraries’ UN section so that students feel more compelled to take part of our rich and qualitative literature” UNIC Accra’s National Information Officer, Cynthia Prah stated.