Amina J. Mohammed was appointed deputy secretary-general of the United Nations in 2016. She was previously minister of environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015to December 2016. She had previously served as special advisor to secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning. She worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as special advisor on the Millennium Development Goals. Mohammed is also an adjunct professor in development practice at Columbia University, and she serves on numerous international advisory boards and panels, including the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Women’s Millennium Initiative, Girl Effect, 2016African Union Reform and the Action Aid International Right to Education Project.