Ambassador Peters Emuze has been elected as Nigeria’s candidate, to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a keenly-contested election held at the UN Headquarters, New York.

Reports say Emuze was elected for a four-year tenure and he would be representing the African continent on the panel from 2019 to 2022.

His victory, in clinching one of the two Africa’s seats on the board of the committee for at least four years, is seen as a ‘feather’ for Nigeria.

Emuze, who is a retired career diplomat for thirty three years, rose to become a Special Grade Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Head of Mission at Nigeria’s Permanent Mission in Geneva.

He however pledged to ensure that Nigeria complies with its treaties on economic, social and cultural rights of the citizens.

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