Men and women shown in a desert field with a camel and horse.
Photo: © UN Niger

The United Nations in Niger 

Niger has been a member of the UN since 20th September of 1960. 

The United Nations system has over 49 years of experience operating in Niger, supporting the country’s development through its organizations, funds and specialized agencies. 

At present, the United Nations system in Niger consists of 13 resident entities (including the Bretton Woods institutions) and 9 non-resident entities. 


  1. Cooperation for development. Cooperation for development is planned out through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and its related documents, which aim to coordinate and consolidate interventions and improve the effectiveness of the United Nations’ work, in response to Niger's priorities as set out in the country’s consecutive national poverty reduction strategies. 
  2. Strengthening community resilience. The United Nations’ work aims to effectively contribute to improving the resilience of communities and vulnerable households in the areas where the Organization operates, including in terms of food and nutritional security, environment, disaster resilience and socio-economic inclusion. This work is carried out through the provision of support to national and regional institutions in risk/disaster prevention/management, sustainable environmental management and food security. 
  3. Social development and promotion of human capital. The United Nations’ work aims to effectively contribute to ensuring that vulnerable populations living in the areas where the Organization operates have increased use of basic social services, especially social protection programmes and systems for the control of population growth. 
  4. Governance, peace and security. The United Nations’ work aims to effectively support national and local institutions, as well as communities and target groups in implementing the principles for good governance and for the consolidation of the rule of law, and in ensuring the security of goods and persons and the functioning of peace-building mechanisms. 
  5. Support for the response to humanitarian and security crises. The United Nations supports the Government and the people of Niger in addressing various crises such as natural disasters (drought, floods, population displacements), epidemics, conflicts and other shocks. 
  6. The humanitarian-development nexus. The United Nations’ work aims to help a range of humanitarian, development and peace actors work more closely together, in line with their respective areas of expertise, in order to achieve collective results over a multi-year period. In Niger, two joint development programmes, namely the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and the Spotlight Initiative, are being implemented in the different regions of the country. 

To learn more visit:

UN Niger Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in Niger

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

01 January 2019
31 December 2021
01 January 2022