Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) is a development expert with more than 30 years of distinguished professional background in the public and private sectors.
She was appointed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, as Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, where she led the process that resulted in the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Amina Mohammed was Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016, steering the country’s efforts on climate action and environmental health. Under the President’s mandate, she led the campaign to launch the clean-up of Ogoni land in Rivers state, which has been degraded as a result of large scale oil exploration.
As a testament of her sterling professional qualities and non-partisan stance, she has worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Special Advisor on the MDGs, Public Sector Reform and Sustainable Development.
Ms. Amina Mohammed is a self-made woman who worked hard to become a world leader. She has continuously advocated for, and used her good offices to implement policy changes that have improved the lives of the poor and underserved.
A recipient of various global awards, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, in recognition for her dedication to ending extreme poverty, has won the Global Citizen World Leader Prize and also holds the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), one of Nigeria’s highest national honours.