Statement

Statement by the President of the UN General Assembly on the passing away of Dr. Babatunde

5 June 2017

Passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, issued the following statement on the passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

"Dr. Osotimehin was a true global citizen and inspirational leader on issues of public health, women’s empowerment and young people. His passing away is a major loss for all of us in the UN family. Let us follow the example he set and continue his good work to improve the lives of women and youth.

"I wish to extend my deep condolences to his family and friends, as well as to the people of Nigeria, for their loss."

View original here.