|Chairman of UNICEF|
|Preceded by||İhsan Doğramacı|
|Succeeded by||Narciso G. Reyes|
Nils Emil Thedin (born 10 March 1911 in Stockholm, died 1 February 1989) was a Swedish businessman and civic leader. He served as Chairman of UNICEF at the international level from 1970 to 1972.He was also Chairman of Sveriges Radio from 1967. He was Vice President of the Swedish branch of Save the Children International from 1951, a board member of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency from 1963 and Chairman of the publishing company Liber from 1964.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), originally known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946 to 1950, when he had to flee the United States in the wake of McCarthyism. Rajchman is to this day the only person that served as UNICEF's Chairman for longer than 2 years. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, though it retained the original acronym, "UNICEF".
Sveriges Radio AB is Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster. Sveriges Radio is a public limited company, owned by an independent foundation, previously funded through a licensing fee, the level of which is decided by the Swedish Riksdag. As of January 1 2019, the funds stem from standard taxation. No advertising is permitted. Its legal status could be described as that of a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization.
Anne Semamba Makinda is a Tanzanian politician and the first female Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, in office from 2010 to 2015. She was the last Chairman and the first President of UNICEF at the international level from 1993 to 1994.
Hans Conzett was a Swiss politician. He served as president of the Farmers, Traders and Independents and of the resulting conservative Swiss People's Party. At the international level he was Chairman of UNICEF. He was also a publisher.
Margarita Diéguez Armas is a Mexican diplomat, and a former Ambassador of Mexico to the United Nations and Chairman of UNICEF.
Makoto Taniguchi is a Japanese diplomat and academic, a former Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations and a former Chairman of UNICEF in 1988.
Mira Seth is an Indian civil servant, diplomat, women's rights activist, and a former Chairman of UNICEF.
Arabang P. (A.P.) Maruping is a Lesotho civil servant and diplomat. She served as Chairman of UNICEF at the international level from 1987 to 1988. She resigned April 1988 and was replaced by Makoto Taniguchi for the remainder of the term. She was also a member of the UNICEF/WHO Joint Committee on Health Policy. In Lesotho she was Director of Health Services. She was also Regional Advisor for Child and Adolescent Health at the WHO Regional Office for Africa.
Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi is an Iranian diplomat and lawyer. He is Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Administrative and Financial Affairs of Iran. He served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2003 to 2008. He served as President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level in 2005 and as Chairman of the United Nations Commission for Social Development in 2006. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director for the Department of Treaties in 1982, and has formerly been Ambassador to Sweden (1987–1992).
Jenö Staehelin is a Swiss diplomat and lawyer. He has served as the first Swiss Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2002 to 2004 and as President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level in 2003. He was Vice President of the European Patent Office in Munich from 1977 to 1984. He has formerly been Swiss Ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1997.
Khalil Makkawi is a Lebanese diplomat. He served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1983 and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1990 to 1994. He was Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1991 to 1992 and President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level in 1995.
Maurizio Bucci is an Italian diplomat, a former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York of Italy and a former Chairman of UNICEF (1986–1987).
Ion Goriță is a Romanian diplomat and United Nations official. He served as Romania's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1994 to 2000 and as President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level in 1996. Before his appointment as Permanent Representative to the U.N., he served as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was Chairman of the Joint Inspection Unit from 2004 to 2005.
Hugo Scheltema was a Dutch diplomat. He served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, as Chairman of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1979 and as Chairman of UNICEF from 1982 to 1983. He was also Ambassador to Iraq, Indonesia and Belgium earlier in his career.
Joseph W. Willard was a Canadian politician, economist and civil servant in the public health field. He served as Chairman of UNICEF from 1966 to 1968, and as Deputy Minister of Welfare in the Department of National Health and Welfare from 1960.
Narciso G. Reyes was a Filipino diplomat and author. He served as Chairman of UNICEF from 1972 to 1974 and as Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from 1980 to 1982. Reyes also served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to the United Kingdom, China and other countries.
Richard C. Manning is an Australian development expert. He served as Chairman of UNICEF from 1984 to 1985.
Khawaja Zaki Hasan, known as Zaki Hasan or K. Zaki Hasan, is a Pakistani physician, neuropsychiatrist and a former chairman of UNICEF (1979–1980).
Mahmood Shafqat was a Pakistani diplomat. He served as Chairman of UNICEF from 1957 to 1958. He served at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York during the 1950s and 1960s, including as Alternate Permanent Representative. He later served as Pakistan's Ambassador to Algeria, Poland and France from 1974. He was also Pakistan's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO from 1974 to 1976.
Antonio Ordoñez-Plaja (1919–2012) was a Colombian surgeon, sociologist, politician and United Nations official. He served as Minister of Public Health in the Government of Colombia from 1966 to 1970 and as Chairman of UNICEF at the international level from 1976 to 1977.
Andrés Franco is a Colombian diplomat and UNICEF official. He was President of the UNICEF Executive Board, the governing body of UNICEF at the international level, in 2002. He has served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations of Colombia.