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Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed named UN Deputy Secretary-General

Incoming United Nations (UN) Chief Antonio Guterres on 15 December 2016 appointed Nigeria's Environment Minister Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General.
●    Guterres was recently sworn in as the ninth male UN Chief. 
●    He pledged to reach gender parity among senior leadership within his five-year term. 
●    He will take over from current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017.
●    On 11 November 2015, Amina Mohammed was appointed as the Minister of Environment of Nigeria.
●    Previously, 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.
●    Born in 1961, she was the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. She was appointed to the position on 7 June 2012.

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