UN Chief Soremekun Urges Nigerian Youths To Share SDGs


The National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun, has urged the youths to commit to making the world better by sharing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with everyone.
He stated this on Tuesday while addressing students of Political Science and International Relations of Covenant University, Otta, Ogun State, who were on an educational visit to UNIC Lagos.

He stressed that the knowledge of the SDGs would help in refocusing youth activities and
their contribution to national development.
Speaking on ‘The United Nations and Global Development’, Soremekun provided an overview of the UN, its purpose and highlights of its six organs: General Assembly; Security Council; Secretariat, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); International Court of Justice (ICJ) and The Trusteeship Council. TodayNG reports. 

He traced the UN interventions for global development to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) framework and linked it to the SDGs which he explained contained 17 goals and 169 targets.
The presentations were intersperse with two video clips on the SDGs after which the students made up of 67 females and 24 males were asked questions on the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The students were also presented with UN publications to all the students who answered questions on the UN System correctly.
He later presented to the department, some UN publications which included the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; two editions of African Renewal, MDG Report 2015 and notepads.

They were received by Dr Chidozie Felix Chidozie, who in turn presented to UNIC Lagos, the university’s souvenir.

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