Building peace in the minds of men and women

Extrabudgetary Projects on Freedom of Expression in Nigeria




Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in Nigeria.


The primary objective of the European Union’s development policy is the eradication of poverty in the context of sustainable development. EU partnerships and dialogue with developing countries promote respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, peace, democracy, good governance, and gender equality, the rule of law, solidarity and justice.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) implements Korea’s grant aid and technical cooperation programs. It focuses on promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries, as well as global concerns such as the environment, poverty reduction, and gender mainstreaming.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. It supports countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.


UNESCO is leading innovative projects around the world thanks to voluntary contributions it has received from donors in support of freedom of expression.



In the context of electoral violence in Africa, the media have paid a great price, with journalists intimidated, harassed and sometimes killed. There have been cases of rival political groups attacking and vandalizing media houses owing to disputes over coverage.