Author Archives: United Nations

World Humanitarian Day Marked in Ghana

Accra – The United Nations system in Ghana with its partners on Thursday, 19th August 2010 commemorated World Humanitarian Day. The ceremony included lighting of Candles and the mentioning of the names of those who have lost their lives in pursuit of humanitarian services. Two Ghanaians, WO1 Francis Annana and Major Lawrence Mefful (rtd) who lost their lives in the course of duty were mentioned and honoured by lighting candles in their memory. Continue reading

Renowned African musicians join the UN in a song to end poverty by 2015

8 Goals for Africa music video to be screened across South Africa during World Cup

Johannesburg, South Africa – Helen Clark, the chair of the UN Development Group which brings together all UN agencies working in development, today launched 8 Goals for Africa, a campaign song by eight of Africa’s best known musicians, calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals – a set of eight internationally-agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and child deaths by 2015.

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Ghana celebrates Human Rights Day

Accra – Participants at the media briefing
Ghana Has Organized a number of activities to commemorate the Human Rigter Day. Were the activities led by the country’s Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, with the active support and participation of the United Nations System in Ghana, donor partners and NGO Coalition on Human Rights. Continue reading