BREAKING: Nigeria's Minister, Amina Mohammed Named As UN Deputy Secretary-General
The Incoming UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday announced Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General.
Mr. Guterres made the announcement through the spokesman of the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric.
Ms. Mohammed, Nigeria’s current Minister of Environment, was former UN Under-Secretary-General to outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the 2030 Agenda for Development.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the secretary-general-designate also announced the appointment of two other women into top UN positions.
NAN reports that Mr. Guterres had hinted on Monday after he took the oath of office that gender parity would be top on his agenda as the UN scribe.
The UN chief, who succeeds outgoing secretary-general Ban, will assume office on January 1, 2017, for the next five years.
Source: Premium Times