NEW YORK, United States of America, January 10, 2022 / APO Group / –
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, today formalized his advance announcement that Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria will continue as Deputy Secretary-General during her second term.
By delegating development coordination to the Under-Secretary-General, the Secretary-General launched the most ambitious reform in the history of the United Nations development system. Ms. Mohammed’s leadership helped drive the UN conceptual shift that member states called for when adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the past five years, the UN Sustainable Development Group has been strengthened to enhance global leadership and development oversight, and the UN established a strengthened UN Resident Coordinator system as the foundation for a more effective development system.
The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for the leadership of the UN Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Sustainable Development Group and her determination to reinforce collective results and maximize the impact of the UN development system on the ground. From our robust response to the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 crisis; through a push for climate action and an unprecedented push for Financing for Development; to its strong emphasis on coherence in humanitarian, political and development action: its role was instrumental in keeping the SDGs alive at the country level and protecting the Paris Agreement, despite significant obstacles.
Before assuming her post as Deputy Secretary-General for the first time in January 2017, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of the Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning . Before joining the UN, she worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals, providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development, and coordinating interventions. poverty reduction.
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