PERSONS IN NEWS - 2019 June

June 7

British Prime Minister Theresa has officially stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party but will remain as Prime Minister until her successor is chosen. She took over from David Cameron in the wake of the June 2016 Brexit referendum. Theresa May has been Prime Minister for nearly three years.

June 3

Rajiv Mehrishi, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has been elected as external auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO). For four years term from 2020 to 2023. He was elected at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva in May, 2019.
Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG), appointed Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. She has had a distinguished career at World Bank (WB) Group, has served in various senior leadership and management positions, both at the headquarter (Washington, D.C., United States) and in the field. Prior to her, Lakshmi Puri, Veteran Indian diplomat and a gender equality champion had served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. 


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