Exclusive: Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed at the UN General Assembly

Sep 28, 2018

When all of the world’s eyes are on the United Nations

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed with María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly. Photo credit: UN Photo

During September 2018’s high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, the highest-ranking woman in the UN, Nigeria’s Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, took Instagram followers along with her as she met with presidents, prime ministers, CEOs and celebrities.

With a commanding presence, she guides the organization’s response to some of the most pressing issues facing youth, women and communities today, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

Over 120 leaders from around the world gathered in New York for this critical and closely-watched week full of major announcements, high-level meetings, speeches, bilateral meetings and special events.

Over three days, Instagram followers got an exclusive and never before seen access to areas off limits to the public and an insider’s guide to high stakes diplomacy.

Watch the three special videos here:

Monday, 24 September

Tuesday, 25 September

Wednesday, 26 September

Also on hand in a special social media studio was video artist Danilo who took portraits of global leaders & influencers like these for the United Nations Instagram channel.

Credit: Danilo at the United Nations

Many live and wide-ranging conversations were also held on Facebook. See them at the United Nations Facebook page.

Related information

All speeches to the General Debate of the General Assembly

Special coverage from the United Nations News Centre

In photos: Flickr gallery

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