Ghana: UN Will increase Grant Help to Ghana By 25 %

Ghana: UN Will increase Grant Help to Ghana By 25 %

The United Nations (UN) has elevated its grant to Ghana by 25 per cent to implement reforms to recuperate from the worldwide challenges and obtain the Sustainable Improvement Targets.

“By way of a proposed new Cooperation Framework, as soon as signed, the UN in Ghana will commit at the least $500m to assist Ghana’s improvement priorities between 2023 and 2025,” Mr Charles Abani, the UN Resident Coordinator, disclosed this in Accra on Tuesday at a reception to mark the 77th anniversary of the UN.

The brand new cooperative settlement grant to Ghana will empower establishments and folks by way of advisory companies, capability improvement, technical help, and management.

It would additionally increase and strengthen partnerships, enhance monitoring, analysis and proof technology and use, enhance accountability and rather more over a three-year interval from 2023 to 2025.

“Our focus can be on three key outcomes-inclusive, sustainable and resilient financial transformation, equitable entry to companies, and sturdy peace and safety in Ghana and throughout the sub area, particularly for these left behind.

Constructing on our studying in the direction of a stronger, extra agile and responsive UN, we recognise the necessary position of partnerships-with authorities, civil society, youth teams and the non-public sector – in serving to us attain a UN that’s progressive, catalytic, and fosters transparency, accountability and good governance and respect for human rights” the Resident Coordinator mentioned.

Mr Abani mentioned regardless of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the federal government, the UN resolutely supported Ghana’s formidable improvement plan to be on monitor with the SDGs commitments by way of the Nation Preparedness and Response Programme (CPRP) and the Socio-Financial Response and Restoration Plan (SERRP).

“All of which had been anchored in our promise of the 2018-2022 Cooperation Framework – to ship change in 4 key areas amounting to some $440m over the 5 yr interval,” he added.

“Over the past 12 months, we have now supported Ghana’s engagement in and dedication to outcomes of the Meals Programs Summit; COP 26 (and shortly COP 27); the International Incapacity Summit (hosted right here in Ghana), the World Commerce Promotion Convention (hosted right here in Ghana), the Remodeling Schooling Summit, the Financing for the SDGs Roadmap for Ghana -among others.

We again and assist this mannequin absolutely. We’ve got additionally supported Ghana to conduct a profitable Voluntary Nationwide Overview (VNR) of the SDGs in addition to make a substantive submission to the Common Periodic Overview (UPR) on human rights. Under this and throughout a myriad of areas, companies have labored tirelessly,” the UN Resident Coordinator added.

“We commend Ghana for its management within the quest for peace and democracy by way of the efforts at sub-regional, regional, and international ranges. In June 2021, Ghana was elected to the UN Safety Council for the 2022-2023 time period. Ghana’s agenda is specializing in Enhancing International Peace and Safety for Sustainable and Inclusive Improvement, notably on the continent of Africa,” he mentioned.

He added that Ghana was one of many prime ten contributing international locations for UN peacekeeping missions and the primary contributing nation for girls peacekeepers.

“The contributions of Ghana to peace and safety in West Africa and past are a stellar instance for all. Ghana is without doubt one of the ten quick monitor international locations for the Secretary Basic’s Youth Technique (Youth2030) and a champion nation for the SG’s Roadmap on Digital Cooperation.

The placement of the African Continental Free Commerce Space (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Accra little doubt demonstrates the arrogance that the African Union has additionally reposed in Ghana,” he identified.

A Deputy Minister of International Affairs and Regional Integration, Thomas Mbomba, reaffirmed Ghana’s dedication to values and the rules enshrined within the UN Constitution that had safeguarded the world and “directed us on the fitting path throughout turbulent occasions in historical past”.

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