Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed will soon be confirmed as a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. If confirmed, she would deputize for newly Elected Antonio Guterres who is set to take office as the UN scribe on January 1, 2017.
Until her appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in November 2015, she was the Assistant Secretary/Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning. Amina Mohammed is Minister of Environment of Nigeria, appointed on 11 November 2015. Previously, Amina Mohammed was a key player in the Post-2015 development process, serving as the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Post-2015 development planning.
In this role, she acted as the link between the Secretary-General, his High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP), and the General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG), among other stakeholders. Her appointment will signal a huge milestone in gender equality and spark a new sense of renewed hope for African women and the education of the African girl-child. We really do hope Mrs. Amina's appointment is confirmed!