Osotimehin reappointed UNFPA executive director
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has reappointed Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin as the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
In a statement on the appointment, the Secretary-General appreciated UNFPA’s progress in effective management of most disadvantaged women and adolescent girls.
Upon reappointment, Osotimehin relives the past four years and describes it as an honour.
He said, “It has been an honour to lead this extraordinary organization over the past four years, and I look forward to continuing our work together to improve the lives of women and adolescent girls and ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
He also assured the public of UNFPA’s readiness to take on the forthcoming challenges.
“Despite much progress in the 20 years since Cairo, we still have our work cut out for us. Fortunately, we know what we need to do and where we need to do it, and with our sharpened strategic focus, dedicated and skilled staff, commitment to excellence and to results, UNFPA has never been more ready to address the challenges ahead.”
The reappointment is effective from 1 January 2015 through 31 December 2017.
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