Mohammed’s management key to ‘retaining the SDGs alive’: UN chief



In an announcement confirming the reappointment, the Spokesperson’s Workplace mentioned that that in delegating the function of coordinating the UN’s improvement work to his deputy, António Guterres set in movement, together with her on the helm, “probably the most formidable reform within the historical past of the UN improvement system.

‘Conceptual shift’

“Ms. Mohammed’s management helped advance the conceptual shift from the UN that Member States referred to as for in adopting the SDGs”, and through final 5 years, the UN Sustainable Growth Group was strengthened to reinforce world management and improvement oversight.

Moreover, the UN has established a strengthened UN Resident Coordinator system as the muse of a simpler approach of selling sustainable improvement worldwide, the assertion mentioned.

Maximizing the affect

The Secretary-Common expressed his appreciation for Ms. Mohammed’s management of the Group, “and her dedication to strengthen collective outcomes and maximize the affect of the UN improvement’s system on the bottom.”

The assertion mentioned that from the UN’s “sturdy response to the socio-economic results of the COVID-19 disaster; by means of a lift in local weather motion and unprecedented momentum for Financing for Growth”, together with her “robust emphasis on coherence throughout humanitarian, political and improvement motion”, the deputy UN chief has been “instrumental in retaining the SDGs alive at nation degree and defending the Paris Settlement, regardless of vital headwinds.”

Taking a lead

Previous to first taking over the mantle of Deputy Secretary-Common in January 2017, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Setting for Nigeria and Particular Adviser to former Secretary-Common Ban Ki-moon on Submit-2015 Growth Planning.

Earlier than becoming a member of the UN, mentioned the assertion, she labored for 3 successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Particular Adviser on the Millennium Growth Objectives, offering recommendation on points together with poverty, public sector reform and sustainable improvement, and coordinating poverty discount interventions.

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