United Nations reappoints Nigeria’s Aminat Mohammed Deputy Secretary General

The United Nations (UN) has reappointed Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the world body, and with this she is also to serve a second term in the capacity as the Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

Penpushing reports that, Ms Mohammed wrote on her twitter, in acceptance to her reappointment, that she was humbled to serve second term as United Nations(UN) Secretary-General alongside Antonio Guterres,  who is the Secretary-General

“I am deeply humbled to serve a second term as UN Deputy Secretary-General alongside @antonioguterres. I begin this new term as a proud Nigerian woman with renewed hope in human solidarity and determination to keep the promise of the #SDGs. We will leave no one behind”, she wrote

Penpushing further reports that, the United Nations (UN), pointed out that Ms Mohammed’s leadership helped advance the conceptual shift from the United Nations (UN) that Member States called for in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“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.”

Penpushing reports that, Antonio Guterres, who appointed Ms Mohammed, expressed his appreciation for the Deputy Secretary-General’s leadership of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Group and her determination to reinforce collective results and maximise the impact of the United Nations(UN) development’s system on the ground.

“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,” he said.

Penpushing also reports that prior to Mohammed appointment in 2017, she served as Minister of Environment in Nigeria where she steered efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment.

The United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary General  first joined the United Nations(UN) in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning.

Penpushing further reports that, Mohammed led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Deputy Scribe began her career working on the design of schools and clinics in Nigeria, served as an advocate, focused on increasing access to education and other social services, before moving into the public sector, where she rose to the position of adviser to four successive Nigerian Presidents on poverty, public sector reform, and sustainable development.

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