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UN releases $30m to Nigeria for humanitarian crisis in North East

The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has released 30 million U.S. dollars to Nigeria from the regional stabilisation facility for the humanitarian crisis in the North East. UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Yahya disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at the first inaugural meeting convened by UNDP on the

New data challenges traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’

PRESS RELEASEEditor's note: Of the 1.3 billion people who are multidimensionally poor, more than two-thirds of them—886 million—live in middle-income countries. The traditional concept of poverty is outdated, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Over 39,000 conflicts resolved by NSCDC in three years – UNDP

Jude Johnson The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) through its Peace and Conflict Management Department, has resolved 39, 167 conflicts in the last three years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Speaking at the closing ceremony of the refresher course and review session for NSCDC peace desk officers

Japan donates $1.5 million for community stabilization in North East–UNDP

Mukaila Ola  The Government of Japan has released $1.5 million to fund community stabilization activities in North-East Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram terrorism.  The fund donated to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to beutilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016. A statement by UNDP on Tuesday said the interventions being implemented

UNDP, EU expend €1.4 million on infrastructure in North East

Mukaila Ola  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Union have spent €1.4 million on building of infrastructure in some crisis affected areas of the North East. The fund, €1 million from EU Humanitarian Aid Operations and €400,000 from the UNDP was expended on drilling of boreholes, building of clinics and

UN: The Nigerian Peace and Security Architecture

By Amb. Ozo Nwobu  The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, to West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited Nigeria 29 October – 8 November, 2017, to consult with the Nigerian government and stakeholders on the peace and security architecture of the country. The UN Special Envoys

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