ORBITUARY AMBASSADOR ADUKE ALAKIJA OFR

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Ambassador Jaiyeola Aduke Alakija OFR was born on the 29th of March 1921, in
Lagos to the family of Adeyemo Alakija a brilliant and reputable lawyer, She was
sent to England at barely the age 9years, qualified at the London, School of
Economics (University of London) with a Diploma. in Social Science and decided
to follow her father’s steps into the legal profession, qualified as a Barrister at
law of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple; London in 1952.
SHE HELD THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS
• First Woman Social Welfare Officer in. Nigeria.
• First Woman Executive Secretary Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• First Woman Honorary Secretary, Association of Chambers of Commerce
Industry & Mines of Nigeria.
• First Nigerian Assistant to the General Manager, Mobil Oil Nigeria Ltd in
Legal and Public Relations Department
PREFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
• Trustee and life President of Federal Society for the Blind
• Life member, (President – 1975 -1977) of International’ Federation of
Women Lawyers (FIDA) which she introduced to Nigeria. Honorary Life
President of FIDA International.
• Founder member and trustee of International Women’s Society (IWS) and
Legal Adviser of National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) for five
years.
• Trustee and Member of continuing Legal Education Association of
Nigeria (CLEAN).
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION
• Delegate to the International Conference Vassar College USA, 1961
• Nigerian Delegate to the United Nations 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1965
• Nigerian Delegate, Speaker and Chair of Session of International
Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Conferences from 1966 – 1992
HONOURS AND AW ARDS
• Degree of Doctor of Laws (PhD) .Honoris Causa, Columbia University
USA,1964
• Nigerian National Honour of OFR (Officer of the Federal Republic, 2005)
Ambassador Aduke Alakija was a woman of strong character who grew old
gracefully and wisely. Her trademark was to correct bad behaviour, rudeness
and unjustified ignorance on the spot. She was very strict but humane and
generous.
She has directly and indirectly mentored many prominent Nigerian professional
and business, who today caM her “Auntie Aduke”. She was an inspiration to
many lawyers (male and female).
She is survived by ground children and great ground children.

ECOSOC Special Meeting on Inequality

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ECOSOC Special Meeting on Inequality

The President of ECOSOC will convene this one-day meeting on Wednesday, 30 March 2016, in the ECOSOC Chamber at UN Headquarters. It will feature interactive panels with high-level representatives from Member States, the UN system, academia and civil society and provide a forum for discussions on the global challenge of rising inequalities.

International Day of Forests

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International Day of Forests

21 March
Every year, the Forum secretariat holds special events to celebrate the International Day of Forests at United Nations Headquarters in New York which attract participation from representatives of Member States, regional organizations, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and non-governmental organizations. The special events are also webcast live by United Nations Web TV and tweeted live. In 2014, the live webcast by United Nations Web TV engaged a global audience of more than 5,000 viewers.

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Committee for Development Policy

March 3 2016No Commented

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About the Committee for Development Policy

14-18 March, New York  The Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CDP provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries (LDCs) and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.

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7th session of the Statistical Commission

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8-11 March, New York  

47th session of the Statistical Commission

The United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, is the highest body of the global statistical system. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level.

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35th FIDA Conference – Bangalore, India 2014

April 13 2015No Commented

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The 35th International Federation of Women Lawyers Convention took place in Bangalore India in November 2014.

In New York City on the 10th of March at the UN Commission for the Status of Women, Fida held a side event in which the different members presented a report on the advancement of women in their countries.

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Orbituary

April 12 2015No Commented

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Orbituary María Esther Talamantes Perales FIDA Founder Esther Talamantes died in the city of Mexico at the age of 95. Dr.Talamantes was International President of FIDA in 1962, a judge at the Constitutional Court and had an extraordinary career as a champion of Women Rights

Commission on the Status of Women

April 11 2015No Commented

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