UN Resident Coordinator: Mr. Bouri Sanhouidi

UNDP Resident Representative:

   Mr. Bouri Sanhouidi (72-34-90)

Other UNDP Personnel:

    Mr. Marc De Bernis, DRR (72-23-37)

    Mr. Djilalil Benamrane, Economics Advisor

    Mr. Innocent Kayihura, ARR/A (73-58-48)

    Mr. Hamidou Diaouga, NPO

    Ms. Solange Degbey, NPO

    Mr. Abdou Ibro, NPO

    Mrs. Rabaha Bolho, NPO

    Mr. Seydou Garba, NPO

    Mr. Zoule Magassouba, NPO

    Ms. Aissa Ouahido, NPO

Other UN Personnel:

  UN Agencies Personnel:


    Mr. Abdoukarim Diop, Representative

    Ms. Simone Appleman, JPO


    Mr. Gilbert Cina, Director 72-23-20 (WFP)

    Mr. Jacques Higgins, ASST. PROJ. OFF.


Mail Address:
Boite postale 11207
Niamey, Niger
Street Address:
United Nations
Maison de l'Afrique
Niamey, Niger
(227) 723630
(227) 735854
(Country Code: 227)
73-47-00; 72-26-38; 73-21-09
73-46-73; 73-57-39; 73-21-04
72-29-61 (ECA MULPOC)
72-23-20 (WFP)
72-39-82 (UNFPA)

Other information

UN Examining Physicians: Niamey - 4

Agencies having offices in the country: (Asterisks (*) for common common premises with UNDP)


Co-ordinating unit and channels of communication for UNDP matters:

Ministère des Relatious Exterieures et de la Cooperation

Address to be used for Formal Communications:

Ministre des Relationsdes Exterieures
Boite postale 396

Status of UNDP Standard basic agreements with the Government:

Agreement Date of Signature Effective Date Date Amended





2 May 1977

26 Feb. 1962



13 Aug. 1965

29 Nov. 1977

13 Nov.1968


*Supersedes other Agreements listed.

Hours of Work:

6:00 pm local time = 5:00 UZT (GMT) = 12:00 noon EST at UNDP-NY.


(1 March - 30 September)

Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m

3.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m

(1 October-28 February):  
Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m

Monday - Friday 8.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m

3.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m

Official Holidays (Government)

Asterisks (*) for official holidays observed by UNDP

New Year's Day * 1 January
Eid-El-Fitr * 23 February 1/
Easter Monday * 8 April
Eid-El-Kabir (Tabaski) * 30 April 1/
Labour Day * 1 May
Independence Proclamation * 3 August
Mouloud * 29 July 1/
Republis Proclamation * 18 December
Christmas Day * 25 December

1/Subject to change depending on the lunar phase.


Travel Formalities and Other Information for Official Visitors:


Entry visa is required and should be obtained prior to travel otherwise all visitors without visa must forward to the UNDP office at least two weeks before expected date of arrival the following details:

Functional Title, Purpose of the visit, Type and Passport Number, Issuance and Validity dates of passport, Arrival date and length of the stay, Flight Number for Travel by Air, Entry point for Travel by road. No visa is issued at the airport. Nationals of the following countries do not require an entry visa into Niger for a visit of less than three months: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, the Gambia, Federal Republic of Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Italy, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia.


  • Yellow Fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from all countries and recommended for travellers leaving Niger.

    Cholera: A cholera vaccination certificate is required from arrivals from all countries.

    Malaria: Malaria risk exists all year in the entire country.

    Recommended - Typhoid, tetanus and gamma-globulin and meningitis.

  • Hotel Accommodation:

    It is easy to obtain hotel reservation at short notice. The UNDP Office should also be informed of any change at least 48 hours in advance, so as to permit cancellations or alternations as needed. All charges will be debited to the Agency concerned. For travellers without advance hotel reservation, accommodation is usually available at Hotel Sofitel-Gaweye, tel: (227) 72.34.00, 72-27-10, fax: (227) 33-47; Grand Hotel du Niger, tel: (227) 73.26.41/2/3, fax: (227) 73-26-43; Hotel Terminus, Tel. (227) 73.26.92/3, fax:(227) 73-39-74. Hotel Tenere, tel: (227) 73.20.20, telex 5330 NI. Hotel Le Sahel tel. (227) 73.24.31. Hotel Rivoli tel. (227) 73.38.49. Hotel Maourey (227) 73.28.50.


    The UNDP Office no longer provides transport to and from the airport due to easy access and availability of local transport. Taxis are available at the airport with a one-way trip costing FCFA 5,000 approximately US$10.00. However, in case of emergency and upon request, UNDP office will provide transport between the airport and town. The requesting Agency will be debited with the resulting charge of US$10.00 one way. The UNDP Office cannot undertake to provide transport to official missions during their stay in Niger, neither in Niamey or Inland. Visitors who foresee a need in this respect should, prior to arrival, secure from their Agencies authorization to hire a vehicle locally or alternatively, ensure that the Government intends to provide them with transport. The field missions should make necessary arrangements for rent of car from private companies as UNDP office will no longer provided such assistance to them in view of the unavailability of vehicles.

    Other Information:

    The Niger authorities wish to be advised well in advance of the arrival and purpose of missions. No firm appointment is ever made before the actual arrival of the mission, but this enables the departments concerned to plan their schedule. In order to assist in preparing work programmes for visitors, the UNDP office requires three weeks advance notice.

    1/ Check current validity.

    Date last revised: 4 December 1997