Following consultations with the Executive Board of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Secretary-General António Guterres has announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore of the U.S. as the Fund’s new Executive Director.
Guterres, in a statement by his Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said Fore would succeed Anthony Lake.
Dujarric said the Secretary-General was grateful to Lake for his commitment and dedicated service to UNICEF.
“Lake brought a renewed focus on equity throughout UNICEF’s programmes and services for children.
“In achieving results for every child, his leadership has strengthened UNICEF’s reputation and credibility as an organisation.
“His leadership has also strengthened UNICEF as a valued, expert partner for governments, civil society groups and businesses around the world, working together to achieve results for children.”
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