The United Nations (UN) in partnership with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has agreed to work together in attaining Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN-SDCF) and a decent work agenda in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Matthais Schmale who was represented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) senior specialist in Workers’ Activities, Country Office, Abuja, Ms. Inviolata Chinyangarara at the capacity-building workshop organised for the NLC educators on the UN-SDCF, in Lagos.
She said “You will recall that in the year 2016, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Heads of State and Government at the UN General Assembly came into force. These goals, which are now known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have been the main framework for development policy and development cooperation since then.
“The UN Cooperation framework for Nigeria 2023-2027 is the collective response of the UN system in Nigeria. In 2019 the UN in Nigeria started the process of developing the UN Cooperation framework for Nigeria as the collective response of the UN system in Nigeria. The process included the development of a Common Country Analysis (CCA). The UN Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 document is almost in the final stages of development,” she said.
Within the same context, ILO CO- Abuja is supporting the Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment (FMLE) and the social partners to develop the country’s third generation DWCP 2023-27. Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) have been established as the main vehicle for the delivery of ILO’s support to its member countries.
Commenting on the programme, the general secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, said, the workshop will help NLC to equip us to work in achieving the UN agenda.