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  • Japanese funded projects to promote social cohesion, address de-radicalization, counter-terrorism and migration launched Aug 15, 2016

    Issues of livelihood support and social cohesion are critical to recovery and stabilization in the North-East. As you may be aware, over 2 million people have been internally displaced and critical infrastructure like schools, hospitals, security posts, roads, water and electricity supply facilities have been destroyed. Most local businesses have closed down and what remains of the agriculture sector has stagnated.

  • Statement made by Opia Kumah, at 4TH Annual Family Planning Consultative Stakeholders Meeting Aug 11, 2016

    Delivered at the 4th Annual Family Planning Stakeholders Consultative meeting on the theme “Promoting greater accountability through performance monitoring to ensure equitable access to family planning services in Nigeria’’.

  • Call for proposals for grants - Suppot to Anti-Corruption Project Jul 5, 2016

    The EU funded project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria being implemented by UNDP and UNODC is issuing this Call for Proposal for qualified Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the basis of the set selection criteria outlined. The overall objective of this initiative is to empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria, enhancing their capacity in the provision of services and participation in Anti- corruption activities.

  • With UNDP support, Nigeria moves to improve service delivery in the port sector Jun 23, 2016

    In an effort to enhance operational efficiency in the delivery of services within the country’s port sector, Nigeria has launched harmonised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of all Agencies and Operators at the country’s Seaports.

  • UNDP will continue to support Nigeria in adopting a sustainable development pathway - Pa Lamin Beyai May 31, 2016

    Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are no doubt one of the major outcomes of the Paris Agreement, and to a large extent, the centerpiece of the new global climate regime, which forms the foundation for the pathway towards climate resilient development. Therefore, this meeting could not have come at a better time, as the world begins the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • National Human Development Report 2016 makes compelling case that unchecked human security parameters impacts on human development in Nigeria May 13, 2016

    “Insecurity remains an ever-present threat to peace and development of the country … and, without a doubt, poses great danger and exacerbates an already fragile economic development landscape as the country grapples with the reality of shifting from over-reliance on oil and gas sector to other sectors,” stated Fatma Samoura, UNDP Nigeria Resident Representative at the launch of the 2016 National Human Development Report in Abuja earlier today.

  • Insecurity remains an ever-present threat to peace and development of Nigeria - Fatma Samoura May 13, 2016

    It is always a pleasure to be in the midst of such a distinguished audience. I want to thank all of you for honouring our invitation to come and witness the launch of this flagship publication of UNDP Nigeria Country Office – the 2016 National Human Development Report. In a very special way, I want to thank the Government of the Federal Republic on Nigeria for the very fruitful collaboration and support provided to us throughout the entire process.

  • Call for Proposals for Grants - Support to Anti-Corruption Project Apr 14, 2016

    The EU funded project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria being implemented by UNDP and UNODC is issuing this Call for Proposal for qualified Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the basis of the set selection criteria outlined. The overall objective of this initiative is to empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria, enhancing their capacity in the provision of services and participation in Anti- corruption activities.

  • A call to reflect on the challenge of insecurity and development in Nigeria Apr 14, 2016

    On this day two years ago, suspected Boko Haram militants raided Government Secondary School – Chibok in Borno state of Nigeria abducting more than 200 girls in the process. To date, most of these girls are yet to be traced and rescued. But even some of those who were rescued, especially those who fell pregnant as a result of forced marriage to their abductors, were never fully re-integrated into society, adding to their trauma.

  • To pursue equitable and sustainable economic growth, structural reforms are needed – Fatma Samoura Apr 12, 2016

    At the UN, we believe that in order to pursue economic growth that is both equitable and sustainable, a number of structural reforms are needed. This is increasingly becoming more urgent as countries embark of the SDGs implementation process. Going forward, Mr Chairman, we will pursue, together with our national partners, especially the government, an economic diversification programme that elevates the agricultural, non-oil manufacturing, solid minerals and the service sectors, shifting emphasis and attention to higher value adding activities whilst reducing reliance on volatile commodity exports such as oil and gas.

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