Home UN Nigeria, Mauritius retain seats in UN rights committees

Nigeria, Mauritius retain seats in UN rights committees

Nigeria and Mauritius have retained their seats for another four years in the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).

The body of 18 independent experts monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States Parties.

In 2021, Egypt and Morocco were elected to occupy two seats of the four for the African Group. Egypt currently chairs the committee.

NAN reports the remaining two were contested on Wednesday at UN headquarters by Nigeria, Cameroon, Malawi and Mauritius.

Nigeria’s candidate, Amb. Peters Emuze won at the first ballot scoring 39 out of the 54 ballots of member states.

After Malawi lost, Cameroon and Mauritius competed for the remaining seat because they had the same number of votes. The latter eventually won.

Emuze hailed the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande for the role played in his re-election.

The retired career diplomat rose to a Special Grade Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served as Head of the UN department in the ministry.

Emuze served in Nigeria’s missions in Zambia, the Netherlands, Italy, Hong Kong and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN in Geneva and Switzerland.

He was President of UN Conference on Disarmament and member of the Committee drafting the General Comment on Sustainable Development and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

CDA Newshttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

CDA News updates you need to know Friday morning

Good morning dear esteemed readers! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The House of Representatives, on Thursday, passed for third reading, a bill...

CDA Boss Salute Chief Collins Ogechi Mbibi on His Birthday Celebration.

CDA News CEO, Ambassador Chinweuba Anyragbu Celebrates the CEO Cosmond Ventures , Chief Collins Ogechi Mbibi on the occasion of his birthday...

CDA News updates you need to know Wednesday morning

Good morning dear esteemed readers! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The tripartite minimum wage negotiation meeting involving Organised Labour, the federal and...

Ikwuano DPO selflessly facilitated the search for abducted Osinachi-Miss Charity Uwakwe

A recent publication made by Famous reporter editor , Charity Uwakwe alleging that CSP Ewoh Nicholas, DPO of Ikwuano Local Government Area of...

Recent Comments