Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed has been reappointed as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General.
She is expected to serve the role for another 5 years, according to the UN Chief, António Guterres in a statement issued by the organization.
The United Nations also stated that Mohammed’s leadership helped advance the conceptual shift from the UN that the Member States called for in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What the UN said
Praising Mohammed’s achievements, the UN Chief, Guterres said: “Over the last five years, the UN Sustainable Development Group was strengthened to enhance global leadership and oversight for development and the UN established a strengthened UN Resident Coordinator system as the foundation of a more effective development system.
“From our robust response to the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis; through a boost in climate action and unprecedented momentum for Financing for Development; to her strong emphasis on coherence across humanitarian, political and development action – her role was instrumental in keeping the SDGs alive at country level and protecting the Paris Agreement, despite significant headwinds.
Mohammed has served as Nigeria’s Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals, Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning before obtaining her role in 2017.