UN invites Peace Corps for CONFAB in US

UN invites Peace Corps for CONFAB in US

- The United Nations has invited the Peace Corps of Nigeria to its 68th annual Civil Society Conference in United States of America

- The focus of the 68th conference is cardinal to Peace Corps of Nigeria since its formation, the corps has said

- The national commandant of the Corps, Dickson Akoh, is expected to lead the five-man Nigeria's delegation to join other participants from around the globe at the CONFAB

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has been invited by the United Nations to attend its 68th annual Civil Society Conference in United States of America.

A letter of invitation was received by the corps on the 24th June, 2019 from the UN.

The three-day gathering of civil society organisations is being organized by the Department of Global Communications (formerly DPI), in cooperation with the NGO/DPI executive committee and the participation of its associated NGOs that have consultative status with the UN.

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A statement signed by the spokesperson for the Corps, Millicent Umoru, said the CONFAB is scheduled to hold between August, 26 and 28, at the Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

"This international forum also brings together senior UN system officials, prominent international Civil Society Organisations, academicians, public opinion makers and international media, to discuss issues of global concern.

"The United Nations Civil Society Conference explores ways and means for strengthening collaborations between local communities and global institutions," Umoru said.

Umoru also said that the focus of the 68th conference is cardinal to Peace Corps of Nigeria, as the organization, since its formation, has been in the vanguard of agitating for a sustainable and all inclusive Nigeria, through its activities in all states and local government areas in Nigeria.

The theme for the 68th conference is 'Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities', with focuses around Sustainable Development Goals II.

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Also, the national commandant of the Corps, Dickson Akoh, is expected to lead the five-man Nigeria's delegation to join other participants from around the globe at the CONFAB.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peace Corps of Nigeria launched a campaign on curbing the persistent killings and kidnapping across states in Nigeria.

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The corps said the campaign is aimed reminding all well-meaning Nigerians that peace cannot be attained in the midst of avoidable crisis.

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