UN Women Executive Director to join UN Deputy Secretary-General for a high-level visit to South Sudan, Chad and Niger


[Cross-posted from the UN website]

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations will travel to South Sudan, Chad and Niger, starting 3 July, in a joint visit with the African Union and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ms. Margot Wallström. 

She will also be accompanied on different legs of the trip by the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, Natalia Kanem; the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten; the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, Bience Gawanas; the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Rachel Kyte; the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit; the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall; the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for the Sahel, Ibrahim Thiaw; and the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Ruby Sandhu-Rojon. 

Their visit will highlight women’s participation in peace, security and development in the three countries, with an additional focus on climate security and the Sahel. 

Read the full announcement on the UN website.

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