“Ms. Mohammed’s leadership helped advance the conceptual shift from the United Nations that member states called for in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.
Nigerian woman, Hajia Amina Mohammed, has been reappointed as Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.
UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, announced the reappointment in a statement on Monday.
That therefore implies that the Nigerian former Minister for the Environment would continue in her role in the world office for a second term.
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.
“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,” the UN said in a statement.
It added: “The Secretary-General 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.
“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.”