The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, is undertaking a human rights fact-finding visit to Ghana from 9 – 18 April 2018 to assess government efforts to eradicate poverty through the lens of international human rights law.
As part of his 10-day visit, the Special Rapporteur visited the YHFG and interacted with its Farmer Based Organisations and Youth Groups in the Bongo District of the Upper East region. YHFG thank Professor Philip Alston and his team for the visit and is encouraged by your motivational words to us when you said: “You are doing an amazing job in dealing with the root causes of poverty in Northern Ghana; keep it up”
The Special Rapporteur will share his preliminary observations and recommendations at a press conference to be held at the end of his mission on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 11:00 am at the Ghana Journalists Association. He will also issue a press release and a more detailed end of mission statement at the same time. The press conference will be live-streamed and efforts will be made to create an opportunity to call into the press conference for journalists who are not based in Accra. The Special Rapporteur’s final report on his visit to Ghana will be presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2019.
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