UN: Nigeria campaigns for re-election into Rights Council

Posted by Grand News | 15 October 2017 | 757 times



Nigeria has campaigned for a re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term. The election scheduled for UN headquarters, New York holds on Monday. The campaign was launched by Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, Audu Kadiri.  UNHRC is a UN system inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Nigeria, currently serving out its 2015 to 2017 term, if re-elected, would be among the four countries representing West Africa and the 13 countries representing Africa in the 47-seat Council.  “You are already aware that the Federal Government of Nigeria has presented its bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council, for the 2018 to 2020 term,” he said. “We are motivated by the conviction that in representing Africa while serving the global community in the Council, Nigeria would advance the work of the Council,” he added . Seeking the support of other countries, he said, “we solicit your firm support.”

 


Source: Grand News

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