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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed to Deliver SPP Commencement Address

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will deliver the University of Maryland School of Public Policy commencement address on May 22.

Dean Robert Orr looks forward to welcoming Ms. Mohammed to the School. “As a leader in creating the global development framework and in responding to the myriad of challenges confronting people and nations today, I can think of no one more fitting to send our graduates into the world inspired to change it for the better.”

Ms. Mohammed brings a wealth of experience to the office of the Deputy Secretary-General, having spent decades working to eradicate poverty, establish gender equity, and improve the lot of all human beings whoever they are and wherever they live. Prior to her current role, she was minister of environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, steering the country’s efforts on climate action, environmental protection and resource conservation for sustainable development. She has served three successive administrations in Nigeria as special advisor on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development, and coordinating MDG programs worth $1 billion annually.

Ms. Mohammed has also served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project; founded and led the Center for Development Policy Solutions; and served on numerous international advisory panels and boards.

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Dekelboum Concert Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts center on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.

Additional information about commencement can be found here.