Author Archives: United Nations

Ghanaians express their views on the world ( they want Health, education, women empowerment, employment and nutrition noted as key priorities)

Accra — The United Nations and partners are currently facilitating consultations with communities and development stakeholders in Ghana on what issues should be included in the next global development framework after the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Continue reading

Students of Walewale Senior High Technical School learn about how they can contribute to end gender-based violence

Accra – One of many events planned by the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MoWAC) and partners, including UNIC Accra, to mark this year’s 16 Days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a youth symposium held at the Walewale Senior High Technical School. The school is located in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern region of Ghana, some 106km north of Tamale. Continue reading

Launch of the Least Developed Countries Report 2012

Accra – Much of the media present at the launch of UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2012 in Accra were very much interested in issues such as the relationship between diaspora and the global economic down turn, the mechanisms put in place by the UN to retain skilled personnel in their home country and what the UN is doing to ensure that the recommended policies in the report are implemented b LDCs. Continue reading

Shaping our development agenda beyond 2015: National consultations begin in Ghana

Accra – Since 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have contributed to the global poverty decline and 40 million more children are attending school. Additionally, close to 4 million children are living who would otherwise have died; and an estimated 5.2 million people in low and middle-income countries are now receiving life-saving HIV treatment. With three years left till the 2015 MDGs target date, opportunities remain for accelerating progress on the MDGs and to develop the next steps for the development agenda after 2015. Continue reading

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BIAS

ACCRA — The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Accra will this year join the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affair (MoWAC) and other UN Agencies including UNFPA and UN Women in activities to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and the subsequent 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (25 November — 10 December). Continue reading