Nigeria has launched a bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election scheduled for Monday at the UN Headquarters, New York.
Amb. Audu Kadiri, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, stated this in New York at a reception/party to launch Nigeria’s re-election bid.
The UNHRC is a UN system inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protection of all human rights around the globe.
If re-elected, Nigeria, currently serving out its two-year-term, spanning 2015-2017, would be among the 13 countries representing Africa.