Amina J. Mohammed

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Before becoming United Nations Deputy Secretary-General in early 2017, Amina J. Mohammed was the Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Prior to this, she supported the UN Secretary-General as Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning where she was instrumental in bringing about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Amina J. Mohammed has held several high-level responsibilities, including working with 3 successive Presidents in Nigeria as Senior Special Assistant on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), coordinating poverty reduction interventions with debt relief gains of $1bn per annum. Some awards include: the distinguished Order of the Federal Republic (OFR); 2017 Diplomat of the Year by Foreign Policy magazine; Apolitical 2019’s 100 Most Influential People on Gender Policy; and Africa Report’s 2019 100 Most Influential Africans. She was also profiled by Vogue as one of the 13 female Climate Warriors on the frontline, Fortune named her amongst the World’s Greatest Female Leaders, and she is also listed in the Nigerian Women’s Hall of Fame.