A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).
Naija News reports that ACUNS is an independent, global non-profit organisation of scholars and practitioners which was established in 1987 to stimulate and support research and teaching on the role of the United Nations system in international relations.
Moghalu, a former presidential candidate in the 2019 election, disclosed his appointment in a statement on Tuesday.
He stated that his appointment was conveyed in a letter by Dr. Lise Morjé Howard, President of ACUNS and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, I write with the news that the ACUNS Nominations Committee and Board of Directors have each voted unanimously to accept your nomination to join ACUNS as a Director, for the period June 2021 – June 2025,” Moghalu quoted Howard as saying in the letter.
Reacting to his appointment, Moghalu said: “I am greatly honoured to have been elected to the Board of Directors of ACUNS.
“I look forward to contributing to the corporate governance and the substantive work of this distinguished global network.
“That is to help shape the global thinking on how the UN system can adapt to the contemporary global environment and continue to be useful to its nearly 200 member countries.”
Moghalu also disclosed that he, together with Maria Espinosa, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador and President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly would also be Keynote Speakers in the first plenary session of the upcoming ACUNS Annual Meeting on June 24.
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