UNAIDS Congratulates Jan Beagle as New United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Management. 1/6/2017

Published by UNAIDS

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Jan Beagle as the next Under-Secretary-General for Management.

“Jan Beagle is a leader who gets results for people,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “She will deliver on the Secretary-General’s vision for a more effective and strengthened United Nations. Her commitment to leaving no one behind and advocacy for gender parity are matched by her drive to ensure that the United Nations is best placed to serve the people of the world.”

Ms Beagle was appointed Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS in 2009. She led UNAIDS’ work in promoting effective governance of the Joint Programme and provided strategic direction to overarching management functions—in the areas of human resources, finance, budget, information technology and administration—enhancing UNAIDS’ capacity to implement its mandate and vision. She has been instrumental in ensuring UNAIDS is best positioned to deliver the Fast-Track agenda to end the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

She has been a member of, and chaired, a number of United Nations system inter-agency bodies, including the Human Resources Network, the High-Level Committee on Management, and the United Nations Development Group Assistant-Secretary-General Advisory Group. Ms Beagle is an International Gender Champion and Co-Chair of the Champions Working Group on Change Management.

“On a personal note, I will miss you, your good humour and sound advice,” added Mr Sidibé. “Everyone from your UNAIDS family wishes you the best in your new role and we will continue to count on your commitment to ending AIDS.” 

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