Amina Mohammed re-appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of UN

Secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres re-appointed Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed to serve as Deputy Secretary-general after the UN General Assembly re-appointed him for a second term.

Guterres’s second term begins on the 1st of January, 2022, and will run for five years. He succeeded Ban Ki-moon in January 2017 as the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations.

Amina Mohammed had previously served as the special adviser to Ban Ki-moon on post-2015 development planning, which focused on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals.

Before her UN appointment, Mohammed had previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016 and was a key player in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process.

In January 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced his intention to appoint Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. In this capacity, she is a member of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG).

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