Unicef chief dies : Briefly

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New York - James Grant, longtime director of Unicef, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer, UN officials said. He was 72. A US citizen born in Peking, he was named to head the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund in 1980. He resigned this week as a result of his illness.

The Unicef Assistant Executive Director, Richard Jolly, was named on Thursday as interim head of the fund, AFP