Mission Statement

"The United Nations Country Team works coherently and effectively to support Ghana in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, advancing equitable economic growth and reducing poverty, through  capacity development, strengthening of accountability systems and the delivery of quality social services, with a focus on the most deprived and vulnerable populations"

Delivering as One

Recent experiences of the United Nations system have shown that only a unified and strong UN which acts, speaks and delivers results through joint efforts, is well placed to tackle the global challenges lying ahead. Based on high-level discussions between the UN and Government, the UNCT has been officially requested to use the "Delivering as One" approach as the overarching vision and principle for UN assistance to Ghana.

The "Delivering as One" approach seeks to fully integrate the key dimensions of UN activities into one comprehensive package. It is based on five key pillars: One Leader, One Budgetary Framework, One Programme, Operating as One and Communicating as One. 

UN Presence in Ghana

26 UN entities are active in Ghana:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Labour Organization
  • International Monetary Fund
  • International Maritime Organization
  • International Organization for Migration
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Department of Safety and Security
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • United Nations Information Centres
  • United Nations Children's Fund
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • UN University - Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
  • UN Habitat
  • UN Volunteers
  • UN Women
  • World Food Programme
  • World Health Organization
  • World Bank

Programmatic Alignment

The UN has four programme areas for 2012-2016 that are fully aligned with the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals:

  • Food security and nutrition
  • Sustainable environment, energy and human settlements
  • Human development and productive capacity for improved social services
  • Transparent and accountable governance

Structural Alignment

The UN is organized in 11 Outcome Groups that are linked to the national Sector Working Groups: