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The Nigerian diplomat is in her second term in office.

Nigerian diplomat Amina Mohammed has returned to office as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations following her reappointment by the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of Portugal.
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Guterres won his bid to lead the global body for a second term in June 2021 and did not hide his desire for the Nigerian who is also Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group to work alongside him again for the next five years. Following her reappointment on Monday, January 10, 2022, an excited Amina Mohammed tweeted:
“I am deeply humbled to serve a second term as UN Deputy Secretary-General alongside @antonioguterres.” “I begin this new term as a proud Nigerian woman with renewed hope in human solidarity and determination to keep the promise of the #SDGs. We will leave no one behind.”
In an official statement, the United Nations hailed Ms Mohammed for her role in the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that
“over the last five years, the UN Sustainable Development Group was strengthened to enhance global leadership and oversight for development and the UN established a strengthened UN Resident Coordinator system as the foundation of a more effective development system.”

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UN’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed appreciation to the former Nigerian Environment Minister for her outstanding achievements while leading the UN Sustainable Development Group and hailed her determination towards the reinforcement of collective results and maximization of the United Nation’s development system.
 “From our robust response to the socio-economic 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 SDGs alive at country level and protecting the Paris Agreement, despite significant headwinds,”
Guterres pointed. Prior to her appointment as the UN Deputy Secretary-General in 2017, Amina Mohammed served under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as Minister of Environment and steered efforts towards climate action and protection of the natural environment. Her adventure with the UN started in 2012 when she was appointed as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Sources: Lions Crib Premium Times NG Featured Image Source: Punch Newspapers
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This article was first published on 14th January 2022


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