Satya S Tripathi Appointed Assistant Secretary-General & Head of New York Office of UNEP

Veteran Indian development economist Satya S Tripathi has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by UN Chief Antonio Guterres. He will replace Elliott Harris. 
Tripathi has worked for the United Nations since 1998 in Europe, Asia and Africa on strategic assignments in sustainable development, human rights, democratic governance and legal affairs. 
Source- AIR World Service

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • UNEP was founded as a result of United Nations Conference on Human Environment in June 1972.
  • It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.