Sadako Ogata

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Sadako Ogata
緒方 貞子
Sadako Ogata - World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg
Sadako Ogata at the World Economic Forum on Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, on June 4, 2008
President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency
In office
1 October 2003 – 30 March 2012
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAkihiko Tanaka
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
1991–2001
Preceded byThorvald Stoltenberg
Succeeded byRuud Lubbers
President of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
In office
1978–1979
Preceded byFerdinand Oyono
Succeeded byZaki Hasan
Personal details
Born
中村 貞子 (Nakamura Sadako)

(1927-09-16) 16 September 1927 (age 91)
Azabu, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
(present day Minato, Tokyo, Japan)
Alma materUniversity of the Sacred Heart
Georgetown University
UC Berkeley
Sadako Ogata at the World Economic Forum in 1993

Sadako Ogata, née Nakamura (緒方 貞子, Ogata Sadako, born 16 September 1927) is a Japanese academic, diplomat, author, administrator, and professor emeritus at Sophia University.[1] She served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000. She also served as the Chairwoman of the UNICEF Executive Board[2][3] and as the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

References[change | change source]

  1. Wessels, David et al. (1996). "Sadako Ogata" in Women in Law: a Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, p. 222. at Google Books
  2. "Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board 1946–2016" (PDF). Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. "Sadako Ogata (Japan): 1991-2000". UNHCR. Retrieved 20 August 2016.