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Nigeria elected member of UN economic and social council

Nigeria elected member of UN economic and social council
June 09
10:54 2023

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Nigeria to fill a vacant position at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for three years.

NAN reports that Nigeria will serve in the council from January 1, 2024, to 2026.

The ECOSOC is led by the General Assembly and coordinates the economic and social work of the UN.

It is a forum for discussing international economic and social issues.


It is also responsible for formulating policy recommendations as well as promoting international cooperation for development.

The Economic and Social Council has 18 vacant seats. Nigeria was the only country that got all the votes of the 191-member states.

The 17 countries to serve with Nigeria include France, Germany, Haiti, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Senegal, Spain, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and  Zambia.


Also, Türkiye was elected by member states in a by-election for a seat vacated by Greece.

Türkiye will serve from January 1, 2024, to December of the following year.

The member states also voted to fill the vacancy in the eastern European group.



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