Babatunde Osotimehin

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Babatunde Osotimehin
Babatunde Osotimehin at the London Summit on Family Planning.jpg
Osotimehin speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012
Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
In office
1 January 2011 – 4 June 2017
Preceded byThoraya Obaid
Succeeded byTBD
Federal Minister of Health
In office
17 December 2008 – 17 March 2010
Preceded byAdenike Grange
Succeeded byC.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu
Personal details
Born(1949-02-06)6 February 1949
Ogun State, Nigeria
Died4 June 2017(2017-06-04) (aged 68)
New York, United States[1]
Children5

Babatunde Osotimehin (6 February 1949 – 4 June 2017) was a Nigerian public servant and United Nations official.

Osotimehun was appointed on 19 November 2010 as the new Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for a four-year term. He was reappointed to this position on 21 August 2014.[2] He assumed the position on 1 January 2011 and became the organisation's fourth Executive Director. He held the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Before, he was Nigeria's Minister of Health. He left this office in March 2010 when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Osinbajo, UN, UNFPA, others mourn Babatunde Osotimehin". Premium Times. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. "Secretary-General Appoints Babatunde Osotimehin of Nigeria Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund". United Nations. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. Daniel Idonor (17 March 2010). "Jonathan Sacks Ministers". Vanguard. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.