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High-Level Conference in Berlin commits to comprehensive crisis response in the Lake Chad Region

The High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region concluded today with renewed commitments by participants to work together to address the multi-faceted crisis affecting the region.  


Resilience for Sustainable Development in the Lake Chad Basin

The humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin is among the most severe in the world, with more than 10 million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Yet, it is critical that…  


Second Lake Chad Conference aims to maintain momentum and expand international support

Millions of people in Africa’s Lake Chad region (north-east Nigeria and parts of Niger, Chad and Cameroon) are facing a profound and protracted crisis driven by extreme poverty, climate change and…  


More than words: Why HIV responses must put human rights centre stage

In community consultations in Nigeria, the descriptions of discrimination and violence shared by men who have sex with men and female sex workers were disturbing and extensive.  


Accelerating Development Investments in Famine Response and Prevention

The case for increased investment in development and peacebuilding to address famines articulated in this paper is derived from an analysis of the situation in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan…  


Germany and UNDP join forces for Integrated Regional Stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin region

Germany and UNDP supports efforts of countries in the Lake Chad Basin as they work across the humanitarian-development nexus, further sustainable recovery efforts, ensure the return of internally…  


Inclusive electoral processes: A pathway to more peaceful societies

Sustainable Development Goal 16 calls on UN Member States to promote responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making, and to build effective, accountable and transparent…  


Famine Response and Prevention

Remarks at the High Level Event on the Famine Response and Prevention  


Lake Chad Basin

Nine years into the conflict, the humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad region is among the most severe in the world. The crisis is unfolding in a region already affected by severe underdevelopment,…  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  

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