WASHINGTON: United Nations Secretary-Normal António Guterres has introduced the appointment of Indo-Canadian Afshan Khan because the coordinator of the ‘Scaling Up Diet Motion’.
The Scaling Up Diet or SUN Motion is a country-driven initiative led by 65 nations and 4 Indian states united of their mission to finish all types of malnutrition by 2030, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the secretary-general informed reporters on the UN headquarters in New York.
“Afshan Khan will succeed Gerda Verburg of the Netherlands, to whom the secretary-general expresses his gratitude for her efforts and dedication in main the Scaling Up Diet Motion,” he stated.
Born in India, Khan will lead the SUN Motion Secretariat, in addition to coordinate the community of SUN Authorities Focal Factors, the motion’s stakeholders, and supporters, Dujarric stated.
She has each Canadian and United Kingdom citizenship. Khan holds a grasp’s diploma in public coverage from the , and a bachelor’s diploma in political science from McGill College.
Based on a UN assertion, in her new project, Khan will work to make sure the execution of the Scaling up Diet technique on the world stage by constructing partnerships, and galvanizing engagement and dedication to finish malnutrition in all its kinds.
Khan began her work for the United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF) in Mozambique in 1989 and is presently serving because the regional director for Japanese Europe and Central Asia.
She additionally has intensive data of worldwide civil society organisations, having served because the CEO of Ladies for Ladies Worldwide.