UN Invites Peace Corps For Confab In US

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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 said to have been received on the 24th June, 2019 from the UN.

The 3-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 issued on Saturday and signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Corps, Patriot Millicent Umoru, said, the CONFAB is scheduled to hold between 26 and 28 August, 2019 at 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.

She added that, “the focus of the 68th conference is, however, very 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.

National Commandant of the Corps, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh is expected to lead the 5-man Nigeria’s delegation to join other participants from around the globe at the CONFAB.

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