CAPTION: His Excellency, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau with UNFPA executive director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin.
United Nations Population Fund executive director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin paid a courtesy call to His Excellency, the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau today.
Dr Osotimehin, a physician and public health expert, is the fourth executive director of UNFPA. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Before this appointment, Dr Osotimehin was Nigeria’s Minister of Health. Prior to that, he was director-general of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS.
Also presenting her credentials to President Nailatikau today was the non-resident ambassador for Germany, Dr Anne-Marie Schleich.
Dr Schleich holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Mannheim and has held positions with German embassies in Singapore, Bangkok, Islamabad and London.
The non-resident ambassador will be based in Wellington.