Violence against women, the most pervasive human rights violations around the world. - Helen Clark
Nov 25, 2015
It is therefore of enormous importance that the elimination of violence against women and girls and of all harmful practices against women and girls is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and is included in specific targets in the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.
UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremism
Nov 23, 2015
The Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa: A Development Approach initiative is a result of expert consultations with partners including the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), faith groups, civil society organisations, funding partners and other United Nations entities.
- UNDP to continue supporting Nigeria in changing the agricultural landscape Nov 12, 2015
- Nigeria needs to apply valuable knowledge acquired during the MDGs era-Opia Kumah Nov 11, 2015
Helen Clark Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
Sep 25, 2015
I welcome this momentous decision by Member States to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals which will guide development for the next fifteen years, offering a chance to meet the global citizenry's aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous, and sustainable future.
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit
Aug 27, 2015
Geneva, 27 August 2015 – UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
- Secretary-General's remarks at 4th anniversary commemoration of UN House terror attack Aug 26, 2015
Reducing the energy poverty gap, Nigeria embarks ambitious plan to increase power generation
Apr 1, 2015
UNDP is therefore supporting the government to develop a large-scale, on-grid renewable energy project with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will include a GEF grant of $4.4 million, with co-financing amounting to $150 million, mostly from the private sector. The project follows UNDP’s innovative Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) approach identifies the key risk categories in the renewable energy sector before assisting policymakers to determine the most cost effective set of public instruments that can target those risks.
Building capacity for monitoring Human Rights in Nigeria: UNDP continues to train monitors
Mar 31, 2015
The training included areas around; human rights overview of Nigeria; human rights monitoring, documentation and interviewing witnesses especially in a hostile environment; human rights reporting and its stages; monitoring human rights violations in situations of armed conflict; and safety issues in monitoring and documenting human rights. In order to strengthen the process, UNDP is working to support the NHRC to identify, train and deploy additional monitors during the course of the year.
- On the Eve of Elections: Presidential front-runners renew pledges to peaceful polls, and respect outcome Mar 27, 2015