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BCSC-Nairobi 2023 Speaker
Hanna Tetteh
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Hanna Tetteh of Ghana was appointed on 22 February 2022 Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for the Horn of Africa.

Previously, Hanna Tetteh served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU). Prior to that, she served as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. She also served in the cabinet of the Government of Ghana as Minister for Foreign Affairs during which time she was also a member of the National Security Council and the Armed Forces Council (2013-2017). She was Minister for Trade and Industry (2009 - 2013) and the Chairperson of the Council of Ministers (2014 - 2015) as well as Chairperson of the Mediation & Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States.

Hanna Tetteh holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon. She was called to the Ghana Bar in 1992. She was a Member of Parliament in 2000 - 2005 and 2013 - 2017 and was appointed Co-Facilitator in the High-Level Forum for the Revitalisation of the Agreement for the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan (2017 - 2018).

This bio can be found on the UN website.

Session: Priorities for addressing climate security in Africa