The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in a publicized announcement on Monday, reinstated the pronunciation of the former Minister of the Environment continuing to serve in her role for a second term as the Deputy Secretary-General for UN in Nigeria.
In delegating development coordination to the Deputy Secretary-General, the UN scribe set in motion the most ambitious reform in the history of the organisation’s development system.
Describing her worth ethic; Antonio remarked: “Ms. Mohammed’s leadership helped advance the conceptual shift from the United Nations that member states called for in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals,” the UN said in a statement. “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.”
“From our robust response to the socioeconomic 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 Sustainable Development Goals alive at the country level and protecting the Paris Agreement on climate change, despite significant headwinds.”, added the Secretary-General as he expressed his appreciation for the Deputy Secretary-General’s leadership of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group and her determination to reinforce collective results and maximise the impact of the United Nations development’s system on the ground.
Prior to first assuming her role as Deputy Secretary-General in January 2017, Mohammed was Nigeria’s Minister for Environment since November 2015, as well as Special Adviser to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post‑2015 Development Planning.
Congratulations Ms. Mohammed from us all at AE!