Egyptian Ms. Ghada Fathi Waly Appointed Executive Director of United Nations Agency UNODC

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: December 20, 2019; 09:50 ♦ (Vindobona)

The United Nations announced the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the Vienna based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ms. Waly will also serve as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). She succeeds Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation.

The Egyptian Ghada Fathi Waly will take up her two new jobs on 1 February 2020. / Picture: © UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe

Ms. Waly brings to the position over thirty years of experience in the field of sustainable development, poverty reduction and social protection, women and youth empowerment.

Currently Minister of Social Solidarity, a position she assumed in 2014, Ms. Waly has developed the national anti-drug strategy, led a nation-wide drug awareness and prevention campaign among youth and…