The Foreign Policy magazine has conferred an award on deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed.
The former Environment Minister of Nigeria was named by the magazine as its 2017 diplomat of the year. She takes over an award won by Google in 2016 and in 2015 by former United States Secretary of State, John Kerry.
It was the highest accolade for the ceremony on a night two other women were also awarded for their roles in global diplomacy.
The ‘citizen diplomat of the year’ went to Becca Heller, she is co-founder and director of the group International Refugee Assistance project. Wendy Sherman, a former U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs was named the ‘national security diplomat of the year.’
In her acceptance message, the 56-year-old said she was receiving the accolade on behalf of the U.N. that she proudly serve.