Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Hannah Tetteh, was Friday sworn in as the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Earlier this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced that Mrs. Tetteh has been appointed as Head of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).
However, the lawyer was officially sworn into office on Friday November 2, 2018 following a ceremony coordinated by Mr. Guterres.
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Mrs. Tetteh replaces Ethiopian Sahle-Work Zewde, who occupied the position until this year.
Currently, Mrs. Sahle-Work Zewde serves as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU).
Speaking after she was sworn in, Hanna Tetteh said she is very honoured to be appointed to such a high office.
In a Twitter post, the former Foreign Affairs Minister said: “It was my honour to be sworn in yesterday by the Secretary General @antonioguterres as the Director General of the United Nations Office, Nairobi.”
Mrs. Tetteh was one of the prominent Ministers under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
She first served as Minister for Trade and Industry between February 2009 and January 2013.
She was then reshuffled to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where she served from January 2013 to January 2017.
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The lawyer was also appointed as Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in 2014.
She also served as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya Constituency from 2001 to 2005, before later returning to Parliament again in January 2013 until January 2017 when she was defeated in the elections.
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