Mr. Dieye is currently Special Adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Thursday the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal as the Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel.

He will lead collective efforts, including financing, to implement the UNISS and its Support Plan for a scaled-up United Nations development response for the Sahel, drawing on all the United Nations’ assets in the region, engaging and supporting efforts of the G5 Sahel, the Sahel-Alliance, the Ministerial Coordination Platform, the ECOWAS, the African Union, the European Union, the World Bank, and the African Development Bank.

Through Security Council Resolution 2391 (2017) and the ECOSOC resolution 2020/2, the UN Security Council called for strengthening collective and integrated engagement across the Sahel region to arrest the deteriorating situation, recognizing the inter-linked nature of the security, humanitarian and development crises.

Mr. Dieye is currently Special Adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).