Anthony Lake

Anthony Lake

Executive Director, UNICEF

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Anthony Lake is the sixth Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where he has led the organization’s renewed focus on equity, a cost-effective approach to achieving greater results for the world’s most disadvantaged children.

As Chairman of the United Nations’ Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, Mr. Lake has taken a special interest in under-nutrition and childhood stunting.

Among other senior roles, Mr. Lake was US National Security Adviser (1993-1997), and served as the President’s Special Envoy in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Haiti. Formerly Chair of the US Fund for UNICEF, he also has served on the Boards of several other international development organizations.

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