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New Permanent Observer for African Union, Fatima Kyari, Presents Letter of Appointment to UN Sec Gen

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The new Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, Fatima Kyari Mohammed, on Saturday presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Mohammed was a Senior Special Adviser to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, with a focus on peace and security, regional integration and organizational development.

Before joining ECOWAS, she was the Executive Director at West Africa Conflict and Security Consulting.

Earlier, she worked as a Programme Manager at the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS; and as Regional Project Manager for Security Policy Projects in West Africa with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Ms. Mohammed holds a Master of Arts in peace, security, development and conflict transformation from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, as well as a master’s degree in sustainable economic development from the United Nations University of Peace.

Additionally, she holds a Master of Business Administration from the European University, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.

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