The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to partner with the UN and African Union (AU) to enable the implementation of all human rights instruments that Nigeria is party to. The Executive Secretary of the commission Tony Ojukwu, mention this in his address at a workshop for MDAs on the Implementation of UN Agenda 2030 (SDGs) and AU Agenda 2063 in Abuja.
The commission has organized this training workshop in order to make sure that stakeholders are up to date with the development of the agendas. Certainly with a very high cooperation and collaboration, the set objectives for this programme would be achieved.
The SDGs Agenda 2030 and Africa Union Agenda 2063 are human rights instruments with commitments from various nations. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), as a National Human Rights Institution has the authority to promote and enable the implementation of human rights instruments that Nigeria is party to.
Tony Ojukwue said the overall aim of the SDGs and Agenda 2063 was to provide guidance and contribute successfully to transformative changes in support of human rights issues. It requires to hasten the implementation of pasts existing central ideas for growth and sustainable development. Some of the objectives of the agenda are aimed at promoting a successful culture of human rights, democracy, gender equality, inclusiveness and peace among others.
Gloria Akobundu, said AU was interested in using the set goals to eliminate poverty from Africa, also that the agenda was also aimed at quickening the empowerment of women and the youth in Africa.