KATHMANDU: Tomoo Hozumi, a Japanese national, on Monday assumed the post of new representative for UNICEF in Nepal.
On arrival, Mr. Hozumi said, “It has been a long cherished dream of mine to work in Nepal, and I feel honored to have been selected to carry on the work that UNICEF is doing with the Government and partners for the betterment of children and women in this country.”
Hozumi’s posting in Nepal is his third as a UNICEF Country Representative. He began his career with UNICEF in Bhutan in 1990. In 1992, he moved to India as the Chief of the Field Office for the State of Gujarat.
Between 1997 and 1999, he worked for Save the Children Japan in Osaka as the Chief of the Overseas Programme Unit. He returned to UNICEF in 1999 and served as a Programme Officer in UNICEF in Tokyo until 2002. Thereafter he was Senior Programme Officer for UNICEF Cambodia between 2002 and 2006.
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