International Organisations

The International Organizations Department is one of the Departments in the Political & Economic Affairs Office of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.  The Department is responsible for International Organisations and Political Affairs.

FUNCTIONS

  • Examining political reports on various countries and events in the international arena and advising the Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria’s position;
  • Monitoring the implementation of government policies on international relations;
  • Assisting Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the achievement of government policies on international matters by participating in local and international meetings to which the MDAs belong;
  • Ensuring the establishment and maintenance of documentation centre for all legal documents, agreements, treaties and all related documents;
  • Ensuring proper and effective co-ordination by MDAs of matters relating to the organization listed below:  
    • African Union;
    • ECOWAS matters;
    •  South-South Commission (G.15);
    •  African Commission for Human and People’s Rights;
    •  The United Nations and its related agencies;
    •  European Union;
    •  The Commonwealth of Nations and Heads of Government; (CHOGM);
    •  Non-Aligned Movement;
    •  Commonwealth Secretariat (London);
    •  Co-prosperity and Alliance Zone (COPAZ), etc
    •  Bi-National Commissions between Nigeria and other countries.
    •  Joint Commission between Nigeria and other countries.
    •  Gender and Women issues
  • AD-HOC assignments include serving of Committees and similar bodies.
  • Writing of reports on outcomes of bilateral and multilateral meetings and providing a second opinion to the PS/SGF.
  • Preparation of work programme, annual budget and training proposals for the Department; and
  • Ensuring staff welfare and discipline of subordinate staff and any other function as may be directed by the PS/SGF.