Incoming U.N. chief appoints Nigeria's Amina Mohammed as deputy | Reuters

 Incoming U.N. chief appoints Nigerias Amina Mohammed as deputy
| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Incoming United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Nigeria's Environment Minister Amina Mohammed as his deputy secretary-general and Brazilian diplomat Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti as chef de cabinet, a U.N. spokesman said. Before her appointment as environment minister a year ago, Mohammed was outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special adviser on post-2015 development planning - a role that culminated last year with the adoption by the General Assembly of sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.Guterres succeeds Ban on Jan. 1.

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(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)

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Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 00:32:02 IST