The erstwhile Nigeria minister of women affairs, Ms Amina Mohammed has retained her post as the United Nation deputy secretary-general.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday formalized his prior announcement that Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria will continue in her role as Deputy Secretary-General during his second term.
In delegating development coordination to the Deputy Secretary-General, the Secretary-General set in motion the most ambitious reform in the history of the United Nations development system. Ms. Mohammed’s leadership helped advance the conceptual shift from the United Nations that Member States called for in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the last five years, the United Nations Sustainable Development Group was strengthened to enhance global leadership and oversight for development and the United Nations established a strengthened United Nations Resident Coordinator system as the foundation of a more effective development system.