UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns

Diplomatic Correspondent

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns

The head of the UN Children’s Fund, Henrietta Fore, has announced her resignation, in order to devote herself fulltime to caring for her husband, who is suffering from what she described as a serious health issue.

Fore said it had been “a difficult decision”, and in a message to staff, described holding the office of Executive Director as “a tremendous honour”.

“To serve the world’s children is both exhilarating and fascinating. You have achieved remarkable accomplishments at an extraordinary time, and we have so much more to do”, she told the UNICEF team on Tuesday.

In a statement issued via his Spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres said he full understood Fore’s decision, accepting her resignation with “deep regret.”