Mohammed’s leadership key to ‘keeping the SDGs alive’: UN chief

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The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, volition proceed successful her relation for different 5 years, the UN main formally announced connected Monday, praising her effectual enactment truthful acold successful advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and protecting the Paris Agreement for clime action.

In a connection confirming the reappointment, the Spokesperson’s Office said that that successful delegating the relation of coordinating the UN’s improvement enactment to his deputy, António Guterres acceptable successful motion, with her astatine the helm, “the astir ambitious betterment successful the past of the UN improvement system.

‘Conceptual shift’

“Ms. Mohammed’s enactment helped beforehand the conceptual displacement from the UN that Member States called for successful adopting the SDGs”, and during past 5 years, the UN Sustainable Development Group was strengthened to heighten planetary enactment and improvement oversight.

Furthermore, the UN has established a strengthened UN Resident Coordinator system arsenic the instauration of a much effectual mode of promoting sustainable improvement worldwide, the connection said.

Maximizing the impact

The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for Ms. Mohammed’s enactment of the Group, “and her determination to reenforce corporate results and maximize the interaction of the UN development’s strategy connected the ground.”

The connection said that from the UN’s “robust effect to the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis; done a boost successful clime enactment and unprecedented momentum for Financing for Development”, with her “strong accent connected coherence crossed humanitarian, governmental and improvement action”, the lawman UN main has been “instrumental successful keeping the SDGs live astatine state level and protecting the Paris Agreement, contempt important headwinds.”

Taking a lead

Prior to archetypal taking connected the mantle of Deputy Secretary-General successful January 2017, Ms. Mohammed served arsenic Minister of Environment for Nigeria and Special Adviser to erstwhile Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon connected Post-2015 Development Planning.

Before joining the UN, said the statement, she worked for 3 successive administrations successful Nigeria, serving arsenic Special Adviser connected the Millennium Development Goals, providing proposal connected issues including poverty, nationalist assemblage betterment and sustainable development, and coordinating poorness simplification interventions. 

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