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UN Appointments

Africa Renewal December 2019 - March 2020 Issue

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The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana as director‑general of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON).  Ms. Tetteh most recently served as Ghana’s minister for Foreign Affairs. She succeeds Sahle‑Work Zewde of Ethiopia.

Joyce Msuya of Tanzania has been appointed as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya.  She most recently served as Adviser to the World Bank Vice-President for East Africa and the Pacific Region.  She succeeds Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania.

Major General Gebre Adhana Woldezgu of Ethiopia has been appointed as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Major-General Woldezgu recently served as Director in the Ethiopian Ministry of National Defence. He succeeds Major-General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia.

Bola Adesola of Nigeria has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the United Nations Global Compact. Ms. Adesola has most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd.  She succeeds outgoing United Nations Global Compact Board Vice-Chair Mark Moody-Stuart.

Ahunna Eziakonwa of Nigeria has been appointed as Assistant Administrator, Director, United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa.  Ms. Eziakonwa most recently served as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia.  She succeeds Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal.

José Viegas Filho of Brazil has been appointed as Special Representative for Guinea‑Bissau and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Mr. Filho most recently served as Ambassador of Brazil to Italy.  He succeeds Modibo Touré of Mali.


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