Maged Abdelaziz

Maged Abdelaziz

Current Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa

Under-Secretary-General Abdelaziz was appointed by the Secretary-General by United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on  8 March 2012, and took up office on Thursday 17 May  of the same year. He brings to the position more than 33 years of experience in multilateral diplomacy, a direct engagement in promoting global peace, security and development.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Abdelaziz  had been serving as Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York, since 2005.  In that capacity, he co-chaired in 2008 the Review Conference on Financing for Development and, in 2009, he was the Rapporteur, representing Africa, at the Conference on the Economic and Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Development.

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