Babatunde Osotimehin


Age: 68

Nigerian civil servant and executive director of the United Nations Population Fund who was a global leader in promoting public health and sexual and reproductive rights and services for women and girls, who had led the United Nations population agency since 2011 and was trained as a doctor in his native Nigeria when he was the country's minister of health before taking the reins of UNFPA with the rank of undersecretary-general, who was previously director-general of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS and provost at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, but who had spearheaded efforts to advance the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 UN population conference in Cairo, Egypt as head of UNFPA.

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Born: February 6, 1949

Died: June 4, 2017

West Harrison, New York