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Role of state government. in preventing and countering violent extremism

Cement: scarcity, intermediaries induce a rise in prices in the North-EastRole of state government. in preventing and countering violent extremism News analysis by Kayode Adebiyi of the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) In 2017, the federal government, through the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA), launched the policy framework and national action plan for the prevention and response to violent extremism (P / CVE) . On August 24, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a directive on the implementation of the National P / CVE Framework and Action Plan setting out roles and regulations and urging state and local governments to get involved. . “We are committed to creating safe spaces for our people to engage and contribute to the prevention of violent extremism. While security measures remain necessary to address the threat of violent extremism, a whole-of-government and whole-of-government approach is urgently needed if we are to address the drivers of violent extremism in our society. “This strategic framework addresses […]

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Next Generation Regional Collaboration Platform meeting kicks off for the first time with United Nations regional entities in Africa

Next Generation Regional Collaboration Platform meeting kicks off for the first time with United Nations regional entities in AfricaAfrica’s regional know-how, strengths and policy expertise will be more systematically channeled to Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) across the continent, as they help countries to ensure an inclusive and sustainable transition out of the COVID-19 crisis, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J. Mohammed, underlined while attending the first annual meeting of the new regional collaboration platform on March 2, 2021. “Today marks the start of the next generation collaborative approach for United Nations regional entities to help African countries better respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunch the Decade of ‘action for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is aligned with the African Union’s Agenda 2063, ”Ms. Mohammed said. The United Nations has made progress in its sweeping reforms aimed at strengthening its support to countries, leveraging its capacities at all levels. The […]

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Health center rehabilitated, mobile clinics deployed to support the refugee crisis in eastern Sudan

Health center rehabilitated, mobile clinics deployed to support the refugee crisis in eastern SudanAs the crisis in eastern Sudan continues, UNDP explores longer term solutions to support refugees in need and vulnerable local host communities; To meet urgent health needs, UNDP rehabilitated the Um Rakuba health center, located inside the refugee camp, increasing capacity to 1,000 patients per week; Three mobile clinics, with a combined daily capacity of 180 patients, arrived in the East to support refugee camps, entry points and local communities, including HIV and TB services; Civil engineering works to rehabilitate five other health facilities are underway. As the influx of refugees continues along the Ethiopian-Sudanese border, more than 61,000 arrivals to date, limited health services are under pressure – both for refugees and for existing facilities for local communities. In response to the crisis, UNDP and its partners undertook civil works – expanding health infrastructure by rehabilitating the Um Rakuba health center – as well as deploying three mobile clinics […]

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Secretary-General appoints Khardiata Lo N’Diaye, Senegal, Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan

Secretary-General appoints Khardiata Lo N’Diaye, Senegal, Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for SudanThe Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, announced today the appointment of Khardiata Lo N’Diaye of Senegal as his new Deputy Special Representative for Sudan in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), who also serves as the United Nations Resident Coordinator Humanitarian Coordinator. Ms. Lo N’Diaye brings 35 years of experience in development, humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, democratic governance, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding. Most recently, she served as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Niger (2020) and as Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) ad interim in Nigeria (2019). Prior to this, she was UNDP Resident Coordinator and Representative in Togo (2011-2018), as well as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Niger (2007-2011). Before joining the United Nations, Ms Lo N’Diaye held various high-level positions in the Senegalese public administration, including as General Manager of the Social Development Fund, as […]

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FG, UN to Ensure Substantial and Positive Changes in Nigeria’s Food Systems

FG, UN to Ensure Substantial and Positive Changes in Nigeria’s Food SystemsThe Government of Nigeria and the United Nations system have reiterated their commitment to ensuring substantial and positive changes in Nigeria’s food systems. “Nigeria is working with the UN and other stakeholders to ensure that the nation’s food systems are more sustainable, inclusive and resilient,” said the National Convenor of Nigeria Food Systems Summit Dialogues, and Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu, at a webinar for journalists, held on Monday, 9 February 2021. To achieve this, Mrs. Idowu explained, National Food Summit Dialogues would be organized across Nigeria and there would be a harvest of contributions towards shaping the pathways that will lead to collective determination of sustainable food systems and how they will contribute to achieving food security in Nigeria. She further noted that the dialogues would consider how it would be possible to assess progress towards improved food systems as well as determine who needed […]

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