25 Août 2011
10:30–12:15

Lieu: International Environment House II

Organisation: Geneva Environment Network

An informal discussion on Rio+20 and UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum, with the newly appointed Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Ms Amina Mohamed, took place at the International Environment House on 25 August 2011.

Background

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed, last May, Amina Mohamed as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

From 2000-2006, Ms. Mohamed was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN in Geneva. Her many achievements included being the first woman to chair the General Council of the World Trade Organization, and the first African and first woman to be elected Chair of the Council for the International Organization for Migration.

Since 2008, Ms. Mohamed has been the Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs of the Republic of Kenya where her leadership played a key role in the political, legal and constitutional reform process.

Among many important roles in her new functions as Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Mohamed will be responsible for further advancing the UNEP Medium Term Strategy and related reform agenda, as well as strengthening UNEP’s political and substantive input to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development and beyond.

Ms. Mohamed brings a wealth of experience to this position at the national and international level as a distinguished diplomat, lawyer, manager and policymaker working across the sustainable development and environment policy agendas.

Provisional Agenda

10h30
Coffee & Tea

10h45
Welcome and
introduction
Christophe Bouvier
, Director and Regional Representative, UNEP

10h50
Informal discussion on
Rio+20 and UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Amina Mohamed
, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP

11h30
Question-and-answer session

12h15
End

More details

https://www.genevaenvironmentnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/einvitation_25_august_2011.pdf