Government of Ghana, European Union and United Nations launch migration partnership project
22 February 2023
The European Union-funded project will support the UN Network on Migration to help Ghana facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration.
The Government of Ghana, the United Nations Network on Migration (Network) and the European Union have launched the flagship project Building Migration Partnerships in Ghana to build the capacity of key stakeholders in the migration sector for effective implementation of the country’s National Migration Policy towards safe, orderly, and regular migration.
The project seeks to strengthen and leverage whole-of-UN expertise to support good migration governance in the country with the goal of making migration work for sustainable development.
Launching the project on behalf of the Minister for the Interior, the Chief Director of the Ministry, Madam Adelaide Ano-Kumi said the project "reflects a true commitment to building migration partnerships which is also geared towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The UN Coordinator, Mr. Charles Abani, the Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration, Ms. Fatou Ndiaye Diallo and the EU Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Irchad Razaaly stressed on strengthening partnership amongst key stakeholders in the migration sector for effective migration management and to harness the benefits of safe, orderly and regular migration.
A press release issued by the Network today notes that "Ghana has made important strides in recent years towards improving its migration policy framework, notably through the development of a National Migration Policy. In addition to supporting the implementation of this policy, the project will help the government of Ghana achieve the 23 objectives set under the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, through the formulation and development of a comprehensive five-year Plan of Action."