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Nigerian youths set out to define UN post-2015 goals

The Cable reports on Post-2015 Consensus youth forums taking place in Nigeria. 

They are eight international development goals adopted based on the United Nations Millennium Declaration to include poverty alleviation, combating HIV/AIDS, universal primary education, environmental sustainability, among others. The goals have recorded relative success around the world, and are expected to expire by the end of 2015.

For the next 15 years (2016-2030), the United Nations plans to set up new goals that been tagged Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This time around, the United Nations is planning to build up goals for the next 15 years from youths around the world — to include Nigeria.

In Nigeria, a UN group, the Copenhagen Consensus and Dynamics impact, a Nigeria-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) are setting up youth forums across the country to get Nigerian youths to define the UN’s most important policy document for 15 years.

The first of the forum held on Saturday, at the nation’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, while subsequent ones would hold at different locations across the country."

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