Nigerian female legal luminary Professor Ezeilo bags UN appointment

Nigerian female legal luminary Professor Ezeilo bags UN appointment

- The dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Ezeilo, has been appointed by United Nations

- Professor Ezeilo was appointed as a member of seven distinguished experts to serve on the Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse

- The legal luminary was a member, Board of Trustees for the UN Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking from 2013 to 2016

United Nations has appointed Professor Joy Ezeilo as a member of seven distinguished experts to serve on the newly established Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Ezeilo confirmed the appointment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, February 20.

Legit.ng gathers that Ezeilo, who is the dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), said the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, made the announcement in New York on Tuesday, February 19.

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She listed other members of the committee to include Rosa Freeman from the United Kingdom, Pablo de Grieff from Colombia and Adrijana Hanusic Becirovic from Bosnia Herzegovina.

Other members are Dr Najat Maalla M’jid from Morocco, Vitit Muntarbhorn from Thailand and Muna Ndulo from Zambia.

The functions of the board include advising the secretary general on ways to strengthen preventive measures and accountability mechanisms to address sexual exploitation and abuse.

The advisory board will also foster closer interaction with civil society and external experts and organisations as part of UN efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse.

Members of the board will serve in their personal capacity and will not receive any compensation or remuneration.

Prof Ezeilo is also the national chairperson, Sexual Assault Referral Network Nigeria and was a member, Board of Trustees for the UN Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking from 2013 to 2016.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the United Nations said Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes.

This was according to a new report by the secretary general on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)’ on Monday, January 7, in New York.

The report, which covered from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, said maritime crime and piracy off the coast of West Africa continued to pose a threat to peace, security and development in the region.

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