Osotimehin speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012
|Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund|
1 January 2011 – 4 June 2017
|Preceded by||Thoraya Obaid|
|Federal Minister of Health|
17 December 2008 – 17 March 2010
|Preceded by||Adenike Grange|
|Succeeded by||C.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu|
|Born||6 February 1949|
Ogun State, Nigeria
|Died||4 June 2017 (aged 68)|
New York, United States
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. 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.
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