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The United Nations Country Team in Nigeria
The United Nations, presently made up of 192 member countries and based in New York, United States, is an organization of sovereignnations who have volunteered to work together to promote global peace, security, human rights and development. The organization has, since 1945, provided the machinery to help find solutions to disputes or problems and to deal with virtually any matter of concern to humanity.
The UN has six main/principal organs: The General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat.
In response to the request of the UN membership to the UN system including in its General Assembly resolution on the Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review (A/RES/59/250) to take measures to ensure that all UN agencies engaged in development with no representation or limited country presence bring to bear at the country level their expertise and their accumulated analytical and normative experience, Non-Resident Agencies are represented at the UNCT by a focal person.
In Nigeria, the United Nations Country Team is made up of 17 agencies (FAO, IFAD, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNODC, WHO and WMO) working together, and with the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to promote the issues on the development agenda of the organization. The UNCT, under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, presently works on a joint development plan for the country within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, now in its second phase (link to UNDAF II). Click here to see a list of agencies under the UNCT
This website highlights collaborative activities of the UN Country Team in Nigeria and is designed to be a useful resource for all those who are interested in the work of the UN in Nigeria.