UNFPA Nigeria gets new Resident Representative

Ms Ulla Elisabeth Muel­ler, has been appointed the new Resident Rep­resentative for Nigeria.

She has since submitted her letter of credence to the Nige­ria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

A statement made available to The AUTHORITY in Abuja, re­vealed that Ms Mueller a Dan­ish citizen holds E. Ma. Human Rights and Democracy in 2005 from the European Inter Uni­versity Centre, Lund University, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute; M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, specialisation: Strategy, Organisation and Man­agement in 1996 from Copenha­gen Business School.

According to the statement, the new UNFPA representa­tive is a lifelong advocate for the rights of women and girls.

“Ms. Müller is a thought lead­er in human rights, poverty alle­viation, and women’s sexual and reproductive health.

“She has a demonstrated track record of achieving mission-driven successes and evolving in the ever-changing international non-profit environment.

“Ms. Muller has held senior-level positions at bilateral, mul­tilateral, and civil society or­ganizations, founded her own business, and most recently led the Southern Africa region for Marie Stopes Internation­al (MSI).

“In her various roles, she im­plemented strategies to create support for and deliver increased access to sexual and reproductive health services, instituted inno­vative funding and collaboration models with diverse donors and partners, reinvigorated country collaboration and regional learn­ing, and transformed organiza­tional structures to increase im­pact,” the statement noted.

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