The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: Achievements and Challenges

Public lecture by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Amina J. Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed. Photo: UN/ Mark Garten

The Oslo SDG Initiative at the University of Oslo and UNDP Norway is excited to welcome Ms. Amina J. Mohammed to give a public lecture at the University of Oslo. Ms. Mohammed will reflect on the current achievements and challenges faced in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda from a UN perspective.


Moderator: Professor Dan Banik, University of Oslo

The lecture is free and open to all, but requires registration.


Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016, where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action, protecting the natural environment and conserving resources for sustainable development. 

Prior to this, she served as Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning, where she was instrumental in bringing about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Before joining the UN, Ms. Mohammed worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development, and coordinating programmes worth $1 billion annually for MDG-related interventions. 

She is also an Adjunct Professor in Development Practice at Columbia University, and served on numerous international advisory boards and panels, including the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Women’s Millennium Initiative, Girl Effect, 2016 African Union Reform and the ActionAid International Right to Education Project.

Ms. Mohammed began her 35-year career in the private sector with architects and engineers responsible for the project management of health, education and public sector buildings.

Published Aug. 23, 2018 11:37 AM - Last modified Aug. 12, 2019 10:59 AM