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Thoraya Ahmed Obaid
UN Under-Secretary-General,
UNFPA Executive Director

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Thoraya Ahmed Obaid
Official Portrait
Credit: United Nations / Eskinder Debebe
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UNFPA Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, addressing a session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, addresses a ceremony in commemoration of the first anniversary of the bomb attack on the United Nations Headquarters building in Algiers that claimed the lives of 17 UN staff members. United Nations headquarters, New York. 11 December 2008.
Credit: Eskinder Debebe

UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot with Thoraya Ahmed Obaid at the the first-ever meeting of Latin American and Caribbean ministers of health and education to discuss prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Credit: Ann Erb-Leoncavallo, UNFPA

UNFPA Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, in discussions on leadership and vision with the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
Credit: UNFPA/Julitta Onabanjo
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Thoraya Ahmed Obaid greets the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, in Santiago. October 2007.
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UNFPA's Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid (centre), with other world leaders at the 5 September launch of the International Health Partnership, in London. With her from left to right: Norway's Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg; the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown; and WHO's Director-General, Margaret Chan.  September 2007.
Credit: Crown Copyright
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Thoraya Ahmed Obaid greets a patient in a UNFPA-provided prefabricated gynaecological ward in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. April 2007.
Credit: Rashid Awan for UNFPA Pakistan
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UNFPA’s Goodwill Ambassador in Portugal, Catarina Furtado, delivered an unprecedented €253,000 (more than $340,000) contribution to UNFPA through its Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, at a ceremony attended by Portugal’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and two dozen journalists on 16 May.
Credit: UNFPA/ Leyla Alyanak
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Thoraya Obaid and Minister of Public Health Dr. Sayed Mohammed Amin Fatemi open Afghanistan's first facility for obstetric fistula surgery.
Credit: UNFPA /William A. Ryan
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Thoraya Ahmed Obaid talks to captain of a girls' football team in Moamba District, Mozambique. The girls are members of the Geracao Biz (Busy Generation) a UNFPA-supported and youth-inspired programme to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people. Geracao Biz covers nine out of the country's 11 provinces.
Credit: UNFPA/George Ngwa
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Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid (first from right) after introducing the 2006 Salas Lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof (second from left) to Kofi Annan. Others in attendance were Ambassador Carmelita Salas (second from right) and the Director of UNFPA information and external affairs, Safiye Cagar (first on the left).
Credit: UN/Eskinder Debebe 
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Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, admires the baby of a trainer at a UNFPA-supported association of widows, single mothers and female heads of households who try to make a difference among peers through HIV prevention work. Based in Maputo, Mozambique, it was established in 1997 to help protect the rights of women.
Credit: UNFPA/George Ngwa
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UNFPA's Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, comforts a fistula patient in Dhaka, Bangladesh. "No one will call me mama, no man will marry me and I shall live and die alone," the young woman said to Ms. Obaid. The woman had come to the hospital suffering from a fistula complication that led to the removal of her uterus at the age of 18.
Credit: UNFPA Bangladesh Office


Ms. Obaid greets a fistula another patient in Dhaka. 
Credit: UNFPA Bangladesh Office


UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, comforts a fistula patient at the Fistula Repair Centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh.  The Centre was established with support from UNFPA in Bangladesh, where some 70,000 women suffer from fistula.
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UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid gives a present to a patient at the Fistula Centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. After undergoing a successful surgery to repair her fistula, she now looks forward to starting a family.
Credit: © GMB Akash/Panos Pictures/On behalf of UNFPA
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UNFPA's Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, comforting the baby of a Togolese refugee in the Republic of Benin. Ms. Obaid had visited the refugees' camp about 100 kilometres from the country's capital, Cotonou, and handed over some reproductive health supplies.
Credit: UNFPA Benin Office.
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"Increased political will is needed to ensure that women and girls receive real protection from sexual violence and abuse in their homes and communities, in camps for refugees and internally displaced persons," Ms. Obaid said to the Security Council meeting on women, peace and security.
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Ms. Obaid greets patient in the maternity ward of a hospital in central Nigeria.
Credit: UNFPA Nigeria Office
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Ms. Obaid at a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters, New York.
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'No woman should die giving life,' said Ms Obaid when she addressed the 2000 participants at the global Women Deliver Conference in London, October 2007.
Credit: David Rose/Panos Pictures/UNFPA
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