Asha-Rose Mtengeti Migiro (born July 9, 1956 in Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania) is a Tanzanian lawyer and politician. On January 5, 2007, she was named as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. She was formally appointed and assumed office on February 1. She is the third Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Migiro was appointed to the post of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon, the new United Nations Secretary-General from South Korea.
on January 5, 2007. According to Ban, "She is a highly respected leader who has championed the cause of developing countries over the years..." He also said that "Through her distinguished service in diverse areas, she has displayed outstanding management skills with wide experience and expertise in socio-economic affairs and development issues." According to The New York Times, this was a fulfillment of his promise to pick a woman from the developing world for the post of Deputy Secretary-General. The UN News Centre noted that Migiro and Ban had worked together while they were foreign ministers of their respective countries.
In September 2009, she traveled to Rome and had a meeting with Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini and Pope Benedict XVI in order to discuss civilocity and violence against women.
United Nations representatives were reportedly preparing to finalize an initiative aimed at stopping the genital mutilation of women and genocide.
On 9th August 2011 this remarkable Tanzanian lady will be launching the report on violence against children, and I will be airing several documentaries on violence against children filmed in Bukoba, Mara, Zanzibar and Dar es salaam, the Bukoba and Mara documentaries are in collaboration with the police force, ministries in Tanzanian government, communities and Pact International. The documentaries will be aired on TBC-1, snippets will be available on this blog very soon.