UNESCO DG arrives in Nigeria, engages with President Buhari and other stakeholders

The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Ms Irina Bokova will today arrive Abuja Nigeria on an official visit to discuss and strengthen UNESCO#39;s programmes in the country, notably in the fields of education, the sciences, culture and communication and information, and in preventing violent extremism.

She is expected to engage with the President of the Republic of Nigeria, H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Education and Chairman of the Nigeria National Commission for UNESCO, Mr Adamu Adamu and other Minsters responsible for UNESCO’s areas of competence.

The Official Visit will provide an opportunity to discuss ongoing cooperation with UNESCO in a number of key priorities for the Organization and in relation to the African Union Agenda 2063 and to reaffirm UNESCO#39;s commitment to strengthen its action in support of societies and Governments in Africa, a Global Priority for the Organization.

UNESCO is supporting the African States in their efforts to deepen stability, peace and prosperity, notably within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The visit to Nigeria is part of a series of official visits to West and Central Africa by the Director General.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).