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Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of UNEP

Tanzanian national Joyce Msuya was appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following resignation of the Executive Director Erik Solheim.
Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of UNEP
  • Solheim had quit in wake of an internal audit report that accused him of breaking UNEP rules.
  • The report has accused him of gobbling up $500,000 in unnecessary and budgeted travel expenses in just 22 months.

About the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):

  • UNEP is the voice for environment within the United Nations system. 
  • It was founded as a result of United Nations Conference on Human Environment in June 1972.
  • It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. 
  • UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices.
  • It is the leading global environmental authority that sets global environmental agenda, promotes coherent implementation of environmental dimension of sustainable development within United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
  • It acts as catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote wise use and sustainable development of global environment.
  • It works with a wide range of partners, including UN entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector and civil society.

Question:

Q. Which Tanzanian national was appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following resignation of the Executive Director Erik Solheim?
a. John Msuya
b. Joyce Msuya
c. James Msuya
d. None of the above
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