Nigeria wins re-election into UN Human Rights Council

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.

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