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Amina Mohammed appointed Deputy U.N. Secretary-General
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Amina Mohammed appointed Deputy U.N. Secretary-General

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Image result for Amina MohammedNigeria’s Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed is now the deputy to U.N. secretary-General.

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres appointed Amina Mohammed as his second in command amid a push by more than a third of the 193 U.N. member states for gender parity at the world body.

Guterres, who will take over from current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Jan. the 1st, was sworn in on Monday as the ninth male U.N. chief and pledged to reach gender parity among senior leadership within his five-year term.

He also appointed Brazilian diplomat Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti as chef de cabinet and Kyung-wha Kang of South Korea to a newly created position as special adviser on policy.

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