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UNODC leads fight against corruption in Nigeria

UNODC

The International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated on December 9 of every year, especially by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU) and the US Embassy in conjunction with the government of Nigeria on the platform of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT). The IATT comprises 22 government agencies with Anti-Corruption and accountability mandates, but the menace is still a clear and present danger that ...

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Images: Environment Ministry, UNDP explore areas of cooperation

UNDP FME

Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, in Abuja on Thursday, June 29, 2017, received the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Nigeria & United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, and his team. Discussions centered on areas of cooperation as well as numerous topical issues related to the environment and the many climate change challenges faced in Nigeria.

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UNDP, GCF address Maldives water challenges

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, has said that the Maldives will benefit from the current transfer of Green Climate Funds (GCF) funds to an adaptation project run by the UNDP. While surrounded by water, many people in the outer islands of the Maldives suffer from recurring water supply emergencies. Variable rainfall patterns and increasing salinisation caused by ...

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Achim Steiner assumes office as UNDP boss

Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the organisation. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly last April, following his nomination by Secretary-General, António Guterres. The UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories across ...

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UNDP, stakeholders develop 5-year strategic plan to transform Abuja

Abuja

In an effort to transform Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) into a smart city, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has undertaken an initiative aimed at developing a five-year (2018-2022) strategic physical plan for the showpiece city. The plan, it was gathered, is aimed at transforming the FCT into a modern city and making it compatible with the current ...

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Images: Glamour as grantees showcase initiatives at GEF-SGP knowledge fair

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 turned out to be a day to remember as beneficiary organisations to the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) showcased in Abuja a range of successful initiatives being undertaken. The GEF-SGP in Nigeria, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides grants as well as technical coordination support to poor, marginalised and vulnerable communities ...

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GEF, UNDP, government, investors commence $239m energy efficiency scheme

UNDP-GEF-Derisking

A two-in-one, multi-million-dollar scheme aimed at ensuring efficient use of energy while minimising the emission of harmful gases has commenced. A group comprising the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Power, Cross River State Government and a team of investors is supporting the implementation of ...

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Need for disaster management-gender mainstreaming policy implementation underscored

NEMA-UNDP

Participants at the just concluded two-day National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) organised and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported Expert Review Workshop held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos, Plateau State, have emphasised that all hands must be on deck in implementing the policy on mainstreaming gender in disaster management when it becomes a working ...

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UNDP, Chinese bike sharing platform raise climate awareness

UNDP-ofo

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change. The partnership will also provide financial support to innovative projects that address urban environmental challenges, expected to reach 100 million people, including school children, with campaign messages ...

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Tanzania expels UNDP country head

Awa-Dabo

Tanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the country, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, for the “deteriorating performance” of her office, driven by what it called her “strained relations” with staff. Neither she nor the UNDP has commented. But local media have linked the ...

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