Social Good Summit in Nigeria raises awareness around SDGs
Nov 30, 2015
“The Social Good Summit is a flagship event for UNDP which we are using as a platform to bring partners at both Federal and State levels as well as grassroot activists to help make the new Global Goals a household name everywhere in Nigeria.” Said Opia Kumah, UNDP Resident Representative.
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 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.
Elections Update| INEC better prepared for general elections; acknowledges UNDP’s support.
Mar 8, 2015
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the Commission is now in a better position to conduct the 2015 general elections, which were earlier postponed for six weeks due to security concerns.
Moving to zero cases must still be top priority in Ebola-affected countries - UN Development Chief
Feb 18, 2015
Helen Clark spent the past week holding discussions with government ministers, UN agency representatives and international partners and meeting affected communities in the three countries. She left deeply impressed by the critical role communities continue to play in stopping the outbreak.
Nigeria’s Electoral Commission postpones 2015 general elections
Feb 8, 2015
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the general elections slated to start from February 14th 2015. Announcing the decision, INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega informed the country that the Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on March 28th, 2015, while Governorship and State Assembly elections are scheduled for April 11th.
EU ALLOCATES €5.56M TO BOOST FIGHT AGAINST PROLIFERATION OF SMALL ARMS IN ECOWAS SUB-REGION
Sep 16, 2014
Abuja – The global fight against the illicit proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) received a major boost today, in Abuja, with the launch of a ‘Small Arms Project’ by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP).
Human Development Report 2014 Makes a Case for Sustaining Human Progress by Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience.
Aug 18, 2014
Abuja, 18 August 2014 – Nigeria and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2014 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNDP Nigeria gets new Country Director
Nov 15, 2013
A new Country Director has resumed duties at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria. He is Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, a Gambian national.
Sharing Experiences on Reporting Elections: UNDP DGD II and NUJ hold International Conference
Sep 25, 2013
Abuja Wednesday, September 25, 2013 – To share experiences on media reporting of elections ahead of the 2015 Elections, the UNDP Democratic Governance for Development (DGD II) project in collaboration with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) will hold a two-day international conference with the theme: “International Experience Sharing on Media and Elections” from September 26 – 27 2013; at the Rockview Classic Hotel, Wuse II, Abuja, from 8:30am daily.