Amina J Mohammed on 28 February 2017 was appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN).
Mohammed, a former Environment Minister of Nigeria, was appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the second highest job at the UN.
About Amina J Mohammed
• Amina Mohammed was born in 1961 Gombe State, North Eastern part of Nigeria.
• She previously served as the Minister of Environment of Nigeria.
• She resigned from Nigerian Federal Executive Council on the 24 February 2017.
• She also served as the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Post-2015 development planning.
• Prior to this position, she served as Founder and CEO of the Center for Development Policy Solutions.
• She also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Master’s in Development Practice program at Columbia University.
• She has also acted as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three presidents over a period of six years.
• In 2005, she was charged with the coordination of Nigeria’s debt relief funds toward the achievement of the MDGs.
• She has been honoured the National Honours Award of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2006.
• She was inducted in the Nigerian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
Who: Amina J Mohammed
When: 28 February 2017