Amina Mohammed Confirmed As UN’s Deputy Secretary-General

By Ikenga Chronicles December 16, 2016

Amina Mohammed Confirmed As UN’s Deputy Secretary-General

Nigerian’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has finally emerged as the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General.

Recall that Amina Mohammed, the current Minister of Environment, served as UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning.

The new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Thursday, December 15 made the announcement through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

“I am pleased to announce that I will be appointing Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as my Deputy Secretary-General, and Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil as my Chef De Cabinet.”

“I also intend to create the position of Special Advisor on Policy, and to appoint Ms. Kyung-wha Kang of the Republic of Korea to this new role’’ he said.

Adding: “I am happy to count on the efforts of these three highly competent women, whom I have chosen for their strong backgrounds in global affairs, development, diplomacy, human rights and humanitarian action.”

“These appointments are the foundations of my team, which I will continue to build, respecting my pledges on gender parity and geographical diversity.’’

Guterres, succeeds outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who bows out on Dec. 31, 2016 after a decade of two terms, while the new Secretary-General assumes office on Jan. 1, 2017, for the next five years.

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