Who is the current Deputy Secretary-General and who has held the post previously?
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2019
The position of Deputy Secretary-General was created in 1997 by the General Assembly resolution, A/RES/52/12B. The responsibilities of the post are listed in the resolution.
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria is the current Deputy Secretary-General. She began her term on 1 January 2017.
Previous office holders include:
2012-2016 : Mr. Jan Eliasson (Sweden)
2007-2012 : Ms. Asha-Rose Migiro (Tanzania)
2006 : Mr. Mark Malloch Brown (United Kingdom)
1998-2006 : Ms. Louise Fréchette (Canada)
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