Sadako Ogata, née Nakamura (緒方 貞子, Ogata Sadako, 16 September 1927 – 22 October 2019) was a Japanese academic, diplomat, author, administrator, and professor emeritus at Sophia University. She served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000. She also served as the Chairwoman of the UNICEF Executive Board and as the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
|President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency|
1 October 2003 – 30 March 2012
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Akihiko Tanaka|
|United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees|
|Preceded by||Thorvald Stoltenberg|
|Succeeded by||Ruud Lubbers|
|President of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund|
|Preceded by||Ferdinand Oyono|
|Succeeded by||Zaki Hasan|
中村 貞子 (Nakamura Sadako)
16 September 1927
Azabu, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
(present day Minato, Tokyo, Japan)
|Died||22 October 2019 (aged 92)|
|Alma mater||University of the Sacred Heart |
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- "Sadako Ogata, first female United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, dies at 92". Japan Times. 29 October 2019.