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UN Member States urged to put disability laws into action


Sightsavers and her global partners including the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) on Monday 10th June, 2019, launched a petition at the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held at UN headquarters in New York, calling for disability rights to be upheld by the UN and its member States. ...

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Ghana can do more to prevent torture – UN


The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has encouraged Ghana to establish a National Preventive Mechanism against Torture (NPM) in order to ensure that persons deprived of liberty are not at risk of ill-treatment. “Ghana ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture in 2016 and should have established its NPM by the end of 2017. It has ...

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Press release: Commemoration of Day of The African Child, 2019

Cynthia Morrison

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection through the Department of Children, Ghana Refugee Board, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, Plan Ghana and other Partners join the African community to wish all children in Ghana a happy Day of the African Child. The celebration of the Day of the African Child (DAC) is a reminder for us to ...

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Poverty, inequality lead to instability — Development partners

Ghana’s development partners have raised concerns about poverty and issues of inequality and stated that if they are not addressed, they can become conduits for extremism and instability in the country, particularly in the northern part of Ghana. According to the partners, Ghana must put in place pragmatic measures to address the increasing level of poverty and inequalities in northern ...

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Samira Bawumia calls on Ghanaians to make the environment safe

Samira Bawumia

Mrs Samira Bawumia, the Second Lady, has called on Ghanaians to commit to making changes and decisions that will positively impact on the environment and make it safe for all. She said as Ghana joined the global community to celebrate World Environment Day this year, people could improve on their lives by using clean, safe and efficient cook stoves that ...

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Gov’t to ‘revolutionalise’ School Feeding Programme


The Acting National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), has disclosed that from early part of June 2019, caterers and cooks would undergo intensive training and capacity building, to sharpen their cooking skills. The training Dr Gertrude Quashigah indicated, would enable the caterers to improve on the nutritional, hygiene and quality standards in the preparation of meals for ...

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Youth say parents/guardians have little time for them – NDPC Report

One of the critical issues currently confronting the youth of Ghana is the limited attention that parents and guardians are giving to them, Dr Felix Addo-Yebo, Director of Policy Division at the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), has said. He said in interactions with the youth, some of them had expressed concern about the little attention from their parents, who ...

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Promote women’s participation in conflict resolution – Ibn Chambas

Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called for the reinforcement and promotion of the participation of women in conflict resolution and peace sustenance. He made this call during the closing ceremony of a Training of Trainers Workshop on ‘Building Women’s Capacities for Conflict Analysis and Conflict Prevention ...

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Adopt innovative means to discipline your wards – Clinical Psychologist


Parents have been urged to adopt innovative measures in disciplining their wards in place of punitive forms of punishment, such as spanking. Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sandra Thompson encourages mothers to exercise discipline and not punishment right from infancy. “Discipline must be introduced to children in their formative years to get them acquainted with it. Discipline is future-oriented which serves as a guide to good behaviour. “For children to ...

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Making the UN relevant to all people: The role of National Parliaments


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, one of Ghana’s greatest gifts to the world, used to say he was a “stubborn optimist”. Today, us optimists must be very stubborn indeed. Earlier this week, the UN’s Global Assessment report – a compilation of over 15,000 academic studies by some 400 experts from 50 countries, as well as reports from indigenous communities – ...

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