Accra – The United Nations in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in Ghana have observed World Humanitarian Day on August 19, 2011. The event was marked with a brief ceremony in Accra and was attended by representatives of the UN agencies in Ghana, USAID and some public institutions. Continue reading
Accra – The 2010 International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) report was launched on 4 March 2011 in Accra by the Honourable Minister of the Interior, Dr. Benjamin Kunbour with students from various schools in attendance at St. Thomas Aquinas School. Continue reading
Accra – The Ghana Government and stakeholders in the field of migration have jointly organized a media briefing and photo exhibition to mark International Migrants Day. In an address, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, observed that “the effectiveness of actions to tackle migration related challenges hinges on the willingness of governments to act cooperatively and to keep the channels of communication open in devising common solutions.”
Accra – Under the auspices of Ghana’s Ministry of Transport, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), the Ghana Air Force, the United Nations system in Ghana and airlines operating in Ghana have held a parade and flag-raising ceremony to mark the 66th anniversary of the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO.
Accra – Ghana joined the international community to mark this year’s Human Rights Day with the release of a Report on the State of Human Rights in Ghana prepared by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ. The report acknowledged that the country made “some progress in human rights” in the past year and hoped that in the coming year “the Government and all stakeholders will show greater interest in human rights work and ensure that all persons are given equal opportunity to enjoy their rights.”
Accra – As part of activities to mark this year’s Human Rights Day, UNIC-Accra in collaboration with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice organized a forum during which human rights defenders interacted with the youth.
Accra – A model UN Security Council Session has been organized to round off the 65th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations in Ghana. The event took place in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale, about 750 kilometres north of Accra bringing together 35 second cycle schools. The theme for the model Security Council Session was “The Responsibility of the Security Council in Maintaining International Peace and Security: HIV/AIDS and International Peacekeeping Operations.” Continue reading
Accra – Ms. Harmandip Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has taken office in Accra as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNIC Accra Director. She is also the UNDP Resident Representative. Ms. Sandhu-Rojon takes over from Mr. Daouda Toure who is now in Abuja, the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the United Nations Resident Coordinator.
Accra – UNIC-Accra in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the Ghana Education Service has organized two events related to this year’s “Stand Up, Take Action and Make Noise for the MDGs.” Continue reading
Accra – The United Nations Information Centre in collaboration with Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has organized a media briefing to give Ghanaian journalists highlights of the upcoming regular session of the UN General Assembly which opens in New York on Tuesday, 14th September 2010. Continue reading