Late UN official advocate for women’s, girls' reproductive rights

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UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, with a Syrian teenage girl with special needs at the Nizip Camp in Turkey. Photo: UNFPA/Nezih Tavlas

The late Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, was a passionate advocate for women and girl's reproductive health rights.

That's what John Mosoti, Chief of the agency's Multilateral Affairs Branch said shortly after the passing of Dr Babatunde was announced at the UN.

The renowned global health expert died suddenly at his home after six years at the helm of UNFPA.

Improved access to safe, voluntary family planning for women and girls is Dr Babatunde's legacy, Mr Mosoti told Amina Hassan, adding that the "job was not yet done".

He also explained why the UNFPA chief was adamant about supporting and protecting 10 year-old-girls in particular.

Duration: 6’51″

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