Tanzania’s Joyce Msuya Appointed Acting Executive Director of UNEP

Tanzanian national Joyce Msuya was appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following the resignation of the executive director Erik Solheim.

Solheim had quit in wake of internal audit report accused of rule-breaking UNEP. The report has accused him of gobbling up $500,000 in unnecessary and budgeted travel expenses in just 22 months.

Source- Africanews

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:

  • UNEP is the voice for environment within the United Nations system.
  • It was founded in June 1972.
  • It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

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