On February 20, 2019, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved Inger Andersen as the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Inger Andersen of Danmark, the new Executive Director of UN Environment, is an economist specialising in environmental protection. She is passionate about environmental and social challenges within sustainable development. 

Ms Andersen, a former Director General of the IUCN has over 30 years' experience in the field of international development which include 15 years at the World Bank. In the World Bank and United Nations, Inger Andersen has held various positions, serving as a Vice President of the World Bank (2011-2015) and Vice President for the Sustainable Development and Head of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research Fund Council (2010-2011). Since 2015 untill recently, she has been serving as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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