NIGERIA ELECTED INTO UN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

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Nigeria has continued to assert its relevance in the Comity of Nations with the recent election of the country into the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The secret ballot election which was recently held at the Headquarters of the UN in New York saw 18 countries joining the Council, for a three year term, beginning from January 1st, 2021.

Speaking on the relevance of the election of Nigeria into the ECOSOC, Mr. Samson Itegboje, Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN said that as a member of the council, Nigeria would be better positioned to promote its interests as well as that of Africa.

Under the UN Charter, the ECOSOC is charged with enhancing higher standards of living, employment as well as economic and social progress. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Council to assist international cultural and educational cooperation and identify solutions to international economic, social and health problems challenging the world.

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