Obasanjo Appointed Into UN Advisory Board

By Ikenga Chronicles November 8, 2017

Obasanjo Appointed Into UN Advisory Board

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed to United Nations (UN) high-level advisory board.

Also appointed into the board are President Michelle Bachelet (Chile), Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Jean-Marie Guéhenno (France), former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen (Finland), David Harland (New Zealand), Noeleen Heyzer (Singapore) and Nasser Judeh (Jordan), among others.

The new role will see Obasanjo providing advice on mediation initiatives with 17 other current and former global leaders.

The board is expected to allow the UN work more effectively with regional organisations, non-governmental groups and others involved in mediation around the world.

Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Gutierrez, had in September announced the establishment of the board to provide him with advice on mediation initiatives and back specific mediation efforts around the world.