- October 17, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
Nigeria has won a re-election into the UN Human Rights Council -UNHRC in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Samson Itegboje, told newsmen in New York that Ghana and Sierra Leone stepped down for Nigeria.
The UNHRC is a UN system inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world.
With the re-election, Nigeria, currently serving out its 2015 to 2017 term, would be among the four countries representing West Africa and the 13 countries representing Africa in the 47-seat Council.
The other two countries on the council with Nigeria are Cote d’ Ivoire and Togo, which tenure expire in 2018.