UN launches social platform on benefits of SDGs

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The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), on Thursday, said it had launched a social media platform aimed at sensitising Nigerians on targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNIC’s National Information Officer, Mr Oluseyi Soremekun, who said this in statement in Lagos, announced that the goals would be disseminated in Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba languages, as well as pidgin and English.
“The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, has launched a social media educational campaign to increase public awareness on the 17 goals and the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The initiative, tagged: 17 – 17 SDGs campaign, seeks to disseminate the 17 goals of the SDGs over the first 17 days of every month, from Jan. to Dec. 2016.
“The 17 – 17 SDGs campaign would run simultaneously with other outreach activities being organised on the SDGs by UNIC Lagos and partners in the course of 2016’’, it said.
The statement explained that the campaign was aimed at ensuring wider dissemination and easier access of Nigerians to information on the goals.
“The goals are being disseminated in four Nigerian languages including Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Pidgin and English.
“The rationale behind the campaign is to widely disseminate the 17 goals and the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for better understanding and increase buy-in by stakeholders’’, it said.
The statement also added that first of every month had been devoted to Sustainable Development Goal One “No Poverty”, while second day of every month was devoted to Goal Two on “Zero Hunger.”