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Babatunde Osotimehin
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Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
In office
1 January 2011 – 4 June 2017
Preceded by Thoraya Obaid
Succeeded by TBD
Federal Minister of Health
In office
17 December 2008 – 17 March 2010
Preceded by Adenike Grange
Succeeded by C.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu
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Born (1949-02-06)6 February 1949
Ogun State, Nigeria
Died 4 June 2017(2017-06-04) (aged 68)
New York, United States
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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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