Nigeria has been re-elected, for the Forty-fifth time, to chair the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.
Nigeria was re-elected in spite of some hesitations by some countries to let Nigeria continue to lead the most critical committee.
Nigeria has chaired the special committee on peacekeeping operations from 1972 till date.
The election was conducted by the Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Herve Ladsous and the Chef de Cabinet of the UN Secretary-General, Ms Maria Viotti.
Nigeria was elected by acclamation. Others elected are: Argentina, First Vice Chair; Canada, Second Vice Chair; Japan, Third Vice Chair; Poland, Fourth Vice Chair; and Egypt, Rapporteur.
Nigeria is the fourteenth largest troops contributing nation to UN Peacekeeping operations and eighth in Africa, according to the last data published by the UN Peacekeeping Department.