UN – Death of Dr. Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UNFPA (June 5)
Quai d’Orsay - French official statement, June 6 :
We were saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the Population Fund.
France had established close ties with Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, an internationally recognized champion of fundamental rights for women and girls, particularly their sexual and reproductive rights. For us, his role was vital, both within the UN and throughout the priority countries that receive our official development assistance.
The United Nations Population Fund is a strategic partner-institution of France in the areas of population policy and sexual and reproductive rights, giving rise to numerous collaborative efforts on the ground, especially in Africa.