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  • UNDP will fully support implementation of programmes of action for the quick roll out of the SDGs across all States - Pa Lamin Beyai Aug 30, 2016

    As the lead UN agency mandated to eradicate poverty globally, at UNDP we will continue with our central role in supporting the government to achieve its long term development aspirations. We will support the implementation of relevant strategies and programmes of action for the quick and simultaneous roll out of the SDGs across all States in the country.

  • UNDP statement at the validation workshop on integrated analyses for a REDD+ strategy in Nigeria Aug 16, 2016

    We recognize that stakeholder engagement is essential for the sustainability of development and resource management, enhancing the design and implementation of activities and building local understanding and ownership.

  • 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’’.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use post disaster recovery processes as opportunities to build resilient communities - Fatma Samoura Mar 29, 2016

    Recovery and reconstruction means building back better. We need to look at what conditions made our infrastructure and livelihoods vulnerable to natural disasters and ensure that these conditions are not replicated during the recovery phase. We need to come up with measures to reduce exposure to future natural hazards – this is the essence of being Resilient. It means having the ability to Prevent, Absorb, Adapt and Transform ourselves in situations of disasters.

  • We must expand safe channels for regular migration, family reunification, labour mobility - Ban Ki-moon Dec 18, 2015

    2015 will be remembered as a year of human suffering and migrant tragedies. Over the past 12 months, more than 5,000 women, men and children lost their lives in search of protection and a better life. Tens of thousands more have been exploited and abused by human traffickers. And millions have been made into scapegoats and become the targets of xenophobic policies and alarmist rhetoric.

  • UNDP calls on legislators to take the lead in ensuring successful implementation of SDGs Dec 10, 2015

    Acting UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Pa Lamin Beyai, has called for the leadership of Nigeria's legislators for successful implementation of Agenda 2030. Legislators have a representational role to play as they advocate interest of their constituents. They also have an oversight role, ensuring that the country gets value for money and remains on the SDGs path.

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