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Women’s leadership ‘critical’ to future of Niger

Women’s leadership ‘critical’ to future of Niger

The role of women in leadership positions is critical to the future of a peaceful Niger according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed. Ms Mohammed was speaking at a meeting with the Nigerien president, Mahamadou Issoufu, on Saturday in the capital Niamey which was part of a joint United Nations -African Union (UN-AU) mission […]

‘Holistic Thinking’ Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region – Deputy UN Chief Mohammed

‘Holistic Thinking’ Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region – Deputy UN Chief Mohammed

Highlighting the multifaceted nature of the crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, the deputy United Nations chief underlined the need for a holistic approach that includes responding to the Boko Haram as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance and development interventions. “Lasting recovery will entail supporting reconstruction of schools, health centres, and reviving […]

Nigerian Development Guru Amina Mohammed Appointed to the U.N. leadership

Nigerian Development Guru Amina Mohammed Appointed to the U.N. leadership

The incoming U.N. Secretary-General, António Guterres, has designated Nigerian environment minister Amina Mohammed as his right-hand woman. The 54-year-old, who is of mixed British-Nigerian heritage, brings a wealth of development experience to the role. Mohammed has worked alongside outgoing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon in pushing the international community to wipe out poverty and tackle climate […]

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