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UNIC Lagos Director takes UN70 and post-2015 development agenda to partners

Ronald at Channels TV

Kayanja speaking at Channels Television studios

In his quest to reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to serve “we the peoples” and build strong partnership for the observance of the 70th anniversary of the UN in Nigeria, the Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, Ronald Kayanja, has taken the message of the UN70 and the post-2015 sustainable development agenda to UN Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and media partners in Lagos.

Kayanja addressing students of University of Lagos

Kayanja addressing students of University of Lagos

“The UN 70th anniversary”, Kayanja noted during his meetings with partners, “is not the celebration of the UN as an organisation alone, but the celebration of all the peoples of the world.”

Referring to the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s message for UN70, the Director said, “The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity to reflect – to look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements. It is also an opportunity to spotlight where the UN – and the international community as a whole – needs to redouble its efforts to meet current and future challenges across the three pillars of its work: peace and security, development, and human rights.

UNIC Lagos Director at Voice of Nigeria, Lagos

UNIC Lagos Director at Voice of Nigeria, Lagos

Kayanja, who in the last two weeks has led the UNIC Lagos team to one-on-one partnership meetings with Seven UN Agencies, eight NGOs, three media organisations and three educational institutions, spoke about the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) this year and highlighted the strategic importance of the post-2015 sustainable development initiative.

Kayanja inspecting Television production equipment at University of Lagos (UNILAG) Studios

Kayanja inspecting Television production equipment at University of Lagos (UNILAG) Studios

He called on partners to join hands with the Centre in its efforts to effectively disseminate life-saving and development-oriented information to the Nigerian populace.

UNIC Lagos Director with officials of Media Awareness and Information For All Network (MAIN)

UNIC Lagos Director with officials of Media Awareness and Information For All Network (MAIN)

Ronald presenting Basic Facts to Channels TV Team

Kayanja presents ‘Basic Facts about the United Nations’ to the management of Channels Television, Lagos