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Inger Andersen appointed as Executive Director of the UNEP

Inger Andersen of Denmark is appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Inger Andersen appointed as Executive Director of the UNEP

Details:

  • She was nominated to the post by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
  • The nomination was approved by acclamation by the UN General Assembly on 20th February.
  • She will serve for a period of four years.

About Inger Andersen:

  • Ms. Andersen is 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.

About United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):

  • UNEP aims to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations, and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
  • It has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • UNEP was founded in 1972.

Question:

Q. Who is appointed as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?
a. Carrie Andersen
b. Jennifer Andersen
c. Inger Andersen
d. Molly Andersen
Inger Andersen appointed as Executive Director of the UNEP Inger Andersen appointed as Executive Director of the UNEP Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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