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Oyo hosts launch of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Yoruba Translation
19 Jul, 2018

The Oyo State Government will on Wednesday July 25 host the official launch of the Yoruba translation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The launch which is a collaboration of United Nations Information Centre, Lagos (UNIC), United Nations Association of Nigeria (UNAN), Initiative for Information, Arts and Culture Development in Nigeria (IACD) and the state government will hold at Mapo Hall, South East Local government area of the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun said that the Development Agenda of Western Nigeria (DAWN) is also being collaborated with to ensure that the translated 17 SDGs goals and the action plan for implementation is circulated among the Yoruba speaking states of the South West part of the country. The translation of the UN SDGs goal to Yoruba is to simplify the objectives of the SDGs in executing and implementing some pro-poor projects and programmes under the Conditional Grants Scheme which are targeted for the people at the grassroots.

Arulogun explained that the process of implementing the SDGs goals require that the language is localized for the people to have better understanding of it, stating that the SDGs have been translated in the four indigenous languages of Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and Pidgin.

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