The National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, Mr Oluseyi Soremekun, has urged the youth to commit to making the world better by sharing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with everyone.
He said this while addressing 91 students of Political Science and International Relations from Covenant University, Ota Ogun State, who were on an educational visit to UNIC Lagos. The knowledge of the SDGs, Mr Soremekun continued, would help in refocusing youth activities and their contribution to national development.
Speaking on ‘The United Nations and Global Development’, the National Information Officer earlier provided an overview of the UN, its purpose and highlights of its six Organs: General Assembly; Security Council; Secretariat, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); International Court of Justice (ICJ) and The Trusteeship Council.
He traced the UN interventions for global development to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) framework and linked it to the SDGs, which he explained contained 17 goals and 169 targets.
The presentations were intersperse with two video clips on the SDGs after which the students made up of 67 females and 24 males, were asked questions on the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. Gifts of UN publications were given to all students who answered the questions correctly.
The National Information Officer later presented to the department, some UN publicatiions which included the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; two editions of African Renewal, MDG Report 2015 and Notepads. They were received by Dr Chidozie Felix Chidozie who in turn presented to UNIC Lagos, the University souvenir.