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UN Secretary General appoints Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director

Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women- 'UN Women' for Resource Management, Sustainability, and Partnerships.
UN Secretary General appoints Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director

Details:

  • Anita Bhatia is a veteran in strategic partnerships, resource mobilization and management.
  • The agency, 'UN Women' is focussed on women empowerment and gender equality.
  • The key appointment comes less than a week after Guterres appointed decorated Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar as his new Force Commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan.

About Anita Bhatia:

  • Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Calcutta University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Yale University and a Juris Doctor in Law from Georgetown University.
  • Bhatia served for several years as Director of Global Partnerships for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group's private sector arm.
  • Bhatia has led diverse teams, including as Global Head of Knowledge Management, Head of Business Process Improvement and Head of Change Management.
  • In addition to Latin America, she has worked in Africa, Europe, Central Asia and South & East Asia.

Question:

Q. Who has been appointed by United Nations as the Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women- 'UN Women'?
a. Sunita Bhatia
b. Anita Bhatia
c. Babita Bhatia
d. Vinita Bhatia
UN Secretary General appoints Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director UN Secretary General appoints Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 03, 2019 Rating: 5

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