* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1862-BIO/5187-UNEP/340 of 20 February 2019. __________ Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly verified Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a further four-year expression beginning on 15 June 2023 and ending upon 14 June 2027. Ms. Andersen happens to be serving her initial four-year term. Just before becoming Executive Director within 2019, Ms. Andersen was engaged in international growth economics, environmental sustainability plus policymaking for over 30 yrs. She served as Director General of the Worldwide Union for Conservation associated with Nature from 2015 in order to 2019. Prior to that will, Ms. Andersen was Vice-President of the Middle East and North Africa Area at the World Bank (2011-2015) and Vice-President for Sustainable Development and Head from the Consultative Group of International Farming Research Fund Council (2010-2011), following a long career using the World Bank, the Un and non-governmental organizations focusing largely on sustainable growth in Africa and the Middle East.