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Guterres reappoints Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed as UN deputy secretary-general

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Guterres reappoints Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed as UN deputy secretary-general

UN Secretary-General António Guterres formalized his advance announcement on Monday that Ms. Amina Mohammed of Nigeria will continue as Deputy Secretary-General during her second term for another five years.

By delegating development coordination to Mohammed, the Secretary-General launched the most ambitious reform in the history of the United Nations development system.

Mr. Guterres, on June 18, 2021, was sworn in for his second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as a priority to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic. .

After being sworn in, Guterres announced that Ms. Mohammed would continue to serve with him for a second term running from January 2022 to December 2026.

Ms. Mohammed’s leadership helped drive the UN conceptual shift that member states called for when adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Over 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.

Mr. Guterres expressed appreciation for the leadership of the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group and her determination to strengthen collective results and maximize the impact of the United Nations development system on the ground.

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 the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Post Development Planning. -2015.

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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