UN commends Ghana for maintaining leadership credentials within comity of nations

| Updated Oct 31, 2017 at 10:43am



The UN has commended Ghana for performing creditably in areas such as Agriculture, Politics, Gender equality and Environmental issues since 2016 to date.

This was contained in the world body’s 2016 annual report on achievements made in Ghana in the implementation of the UN Development Assistance Framework, UNDAF.

The report documents how the UN in 2016 worked with government, Civil Society groups and Development partners towards achieving major portions of the Sustainable Development Goals.

It lauded Ghana for successfully collaborating to improve the country’s democracy and electoral process in the past year, which includes the signing of the national accord for peaceful elections by all Presidential candidates.

It also commended the development of policies and implementation strategies by major political parties on gender issues.

In the year under review, Ghana launched the Zero Hunger strategic review and also signed the Paris Agreement for private investment in the energy sector.

The report finds impressive the expansion of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty, LEAP, programme to cover nine hundred and 45 thousand people.

It said Ghana’s commitment in UN summits such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement will help maintain the country’s leadership in the international community.