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Toshiyuki Niwa - Deputy Executive Director

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Toshiyuki Niwa

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Toshiyuki Niwa was appointed UNICEF Deputy Executive Director effective March 2004, with responsibility for the overall direction of Finance and Management, Human Resources Management, Information Technology and Internal Audit. Mr. Niwa will also oversee UNICEF’s inter-governmental work and UN relations, as well as UNICEF’s office in Tokyo.

Mr. Niwa has had a varied and distinguished career with the United Nations, serving both in the field and at headquarters.

Before being named to his current position, Mr. Niwa served as the Executive Director of the United Nations Capital Master Plan Project since February 2003. From 1998 to 2003, he was the Assistant Secretary-General for Central Support Services and served as the Executive Coordinator for Common Services at UN Headquarters.

Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Niwa served as Assistant Secretary-General in UNDP, holding the position of Assistant Administrator and Director, Bureau of Finance and Administration. In 1994, he was also Acting Associate Administrator of UNDP.

From 1971 to 1990, Mr. Niwa served in various capacities in UNDP country offices and at headquarters. He was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Yemen and Nepal, and UNDP Regional Representative in Thailand. While in Thailand, he also served as Director of the United Nations Border Relief Operation for Cambodian Displaced Persons along the Thai-Cambodian border.

A national of Japan, Mr. Niwa worked in the private sector before joining UNDP. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Waseda University, Japan, and a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in the United States.

Mr. Niwa is married and has four children.

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