Who's who in #globaldev: May 2016 appointments

Erik Solheim, incoming executive-director of the United Nations Environment Program. Photo by: Friends of Europe / CC BY

U.N. Environment Program

Erik Solheim, once recognized by the U.N. Environment Program as one of its “Champions of the Earth,” will soon be taking over as the program’s executive-director. The outgoing chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will take the reins from Achim Steiner, whom U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised for his past 10 years of service transforming UNEP into a “strategically powerful and substantively confident organization.”

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.