Ghana urged to step up rights protection amid economic boom

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ghana needs to prepare its economy, society and institutions to ensure its expanding economy does not undermine human rights protection, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights has cautioned.   “Rapid economic growth can pose big challenges for protecting rights,” said Working Group member […]

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Ghana human rights – UN fact-finding visit

Business & human rights: UN expert group launches first fact-finding visit to Ghana GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A United Nations group of independent experts on business and human rights will undertake an information-gathering visit to Ghana from 8 to 17 July 2013, to look at current initiatives, opportunities and challenges […]

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Applications wanted – Nka Foundation and the Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana

Nka Foundation and the Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana, NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS from Landscape Architecture Students for Fall 2013-Summer 2015 Contact: / for application form. Design-build response to 10×10 Shelter Challenge by Karolina and Wayne of Atelier Switzer.  See short film of the Ghana workshop experience: Nka Foundation provides hands-on, site-based internships for landscape architecture students to learn-by-doing through use […]

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 12, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Ghana. Background Economic growth continued at a robust pace of 8 percent in 2012 amid rising fiscal and external imbalances. Fiscal pressures came to the fore in […]

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The Peace Corps tackles HIV, malaria and poverty in Ghana by using Audience Response Systems

Many years ago when I was working on a literacy, development and numeracy multilingual project in The Gambia, the guy we had doing illustrations was a family planning officer with a local NGO. He had an uphill task working on what was called ‘sensitisation’. Mortality rates were sky high and it was an almost impossible […]

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UN envoy honours the Ghanaian contingent with UN Peacekeeping Medals

MONROVIA, Liberia, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Karin Landgren, awarded United Nations Peacekeeping Medals to more than 700 Ghanaian peacekeepers for their outstanding service as part of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).   Since deploying its first troops to UNMIL in 2003, Ghana has remained […]

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