former UN refugee agency chief, Sadako Ogata, dies at 92

Japan’s Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees died in Tokyo at the age of 92.

Ms. Ogata, a Japanese national, led the U.N. between 1991 and 2000, which used to be “one of the most momentous a long time in its history”

Japanese government officers stated Ogata had died on Oct. 22 however they only announced her death on Tuesday. They did not give the cause of her death.

António Guterres stated he was once “deeply saddened” to hear of her dead: “Sadako Ogata set the trendy for supporting refugees: principled, compassionate, effective. She used to be fearless in her advocacy for people, humanitarian motion and political solutions.

Her tenure as U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees all through the 1990s coincided with a genocide in Rwanda and ethnic combat in the former Yugoslavia.

“She stood on the front strains of humanitarian issues such as poverty, refugees and conflicts, where she established top notch leadership. Her thinking, such as guaranteeing human safety and emphasizing work in the field, is even now the foundation for humanitarian resource efforts both in Japan and overseas” chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga advised a information conference,

According to agency, Sadako Ogata oversaw major emergency operations in response to crises in the former Soviet Union, Iraq, the Balkans – especially Bosnia – Somalia, the Great Lakes, and East Timor, “as properly as supporting millions of refugees return home in large-scale repatriation operations in Central America”