Top UN official in Mauritania dispels misconceptions over slavery, women’s rights

12 December 2019

Supporting Mauritania’s efforts to protect its eastern border from jihadists and other destabilizing elements is just one aspect of the UN’s work in this “quiet” corner of North Africa.

That’s according to UN Resident Coordinator for Mauritania, Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah, who oversees the Organization’s operations to help the country realize sustainable development, economic growth and other goals.

Mr. Ohemeng-Boamah was in New York recently and spoke to Dianne Penn about UN assistance in Mauritania, and the need to “clear the air” over negative reports about slavery and gender equality.

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