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More financial support needed for climate adaptation – Amina Mohammed

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With countries across the world having agreed through the Paris Agreement to a goal of limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels to mitigate global warming, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed spelled out on Wednesday, March 30, 2021 at the Climate and Development Ministerial Meeting: “We now need to spare no effort to achieve it in this ‘make-or-break year’”.  Deputy Secretary-General of the ...

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Private sector key to realising sustainability agenda in Africa – UN

Amina Mohammed

African governments should leverage capital, technology, and manpower from industry to hasten realisation of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, said on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Muhammed She said this during a virtual summit to discuss the role of business in the attainment of key ...

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Amina Mohammed clamours stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday, July 3, 2017 called for the strengthening of the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in order to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her first African Union Summit since taking office, Ms. Mohammed said that the AU’s thematic focus this year on youth is a “powerful ...

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Amina Mohammed: Energy is at heart of Global Goals, Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Speaking at this year’s Vienna Energy Forum, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said that achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy, with its targets on universal access, energy efficiency and renewable energy, is central to both the UN’s global goals, and achieving the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the maximum global ...

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I count on youth to be change agents, torchbearers – Amina Mohammed

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Deputy United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, has called on the youth to be the world’s change agent and torchbearer. She made the request in a presentation at the weekend during the Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW61) holding in New York, USA. The CSW61 holds from Monday, March 13 to Friday, ...

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YVE Nigeria lauds Amina Mohammed

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The Young Volunteers for Environment (YVE) Nigeria has described the appointment of Amina J. Mohammed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations as a round peg in a round hole. The organisation, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Sunday, March 5 2017, described her as a leading light on sustainable development issues. The statement, endorsed by Executive ...

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Images: Amina Mohammed sworn in as Deputy UN Secretary General

Ibrahim Jibril

Nigeria’s former Environment Minister, Amina J. Mohammed, on Tuesday, February 28 2017 at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York formally assumed position as the Deputy UN Secretary General after being sworn into office. The event was graced by dignitaries,  most especially from Nigeria, who stood beside the world’s Number 2 civil servant in what looks like a spirit ...

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Government receives hazardous chemicals’ elimination plan from UNIDO

Mallam Ibrahim Usman

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has submitted the Reviewed and Updated National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention on the elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to the Federal Government. The Stockholm Convention is an international treaty developed to protect human health and the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Treaty was adopted in 2001, but came ...

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Images: Amina Mohammed visits Morocco

Hakima El Haite

Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Amina J. Mohammed, recently embarked on a working Visit to Morocco on the invitation of Moroccan government. The visit, it was gathered, is geared towards fostering mutual relationship between the Nigeria and Government of Morocco in the area of the environment and sustainable development, in preparation for COP22, which will hold in November in Marrakesh. The visit ...

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From Paris to the field: Amina Mohammed assesses more impacted sites

Borno State

Fresh from attending the UN Climate Change Conference in France (that produced the famous Paris Agreement), Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, embarked on a nationwide tour of environmentally infamous locations in an apparent bid to assess the gravity of the challenges and interact with the concerned communities. The tour took her to states such as Lagos (South West), Imo/Anambra (South East), ...

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