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Inger Andersen is appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

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Inger Andersen is appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

Inger Andersen is appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

18 June 2019 Current Affairs: Inger Andersen of Denmark is appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She was nominated to the post by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The nomination was approved by acclamation by the UN General Assembly on 20 February.  She will serve for a period of four years.

Ms.Inger Andersen:
Ms Andersen ia a former Director General of the IUCN with over thirty years of experience in the field of international development. She has held various leadership positions at the World Bank (with almost 15 years of experience) and United Nations. She was the Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank from 2011 to 2015 and Vice President for Sustainable Development and Head of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research Fund Council from 2010 to 2011. 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
♦ Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya
♦ Head: Inger Andersen
♦ Director: Erik Solheim
♦ Founded on: 1972, Nairobi, Kenya
UNEP aims to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
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