Haiyan Qian
Haiyan Qian died on the morning of February 18, 2013 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. after a heroic two-year battle with cancer. She was 57.

She was born on September 14, 1955 in Beijing, China, where she remained through her undergraduate studies before moving to the US. For the past 33 years, she dedicated her career to global public policy, governance, public administration, and development. Since she joined the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), she served as Chief Manager of the United Nations Public Administration Network and Chief of the e-Government Branch, before becoming the Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) on February 1, 2009. Prior to the United Nations, she worked for the Chinese Government in the area of science and technology and served in the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. She received her Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2005.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Saijin Zhang, her daughter, Nisi, her mother, Li Shuzheng, and her extended family. A funeral service will be held on February 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Ng Fook Funeral Services in New York, NY.
Published by New York Times from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013.
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I met Haiyan in 2003 as she facilitated the Public Administration Experts' meetings in New York. Your cheerfulness, hard work and dedication will be greatly missed. God rest your soul.
Tokunbo Lijadu-Oyemade
April 22, 2013
Xiaoping, you've gone to the heaven - a better world! May your soul rest in peace! We all miss you!
Danfei Gao
March 14, 2013
Take comfort in counting your friends and enjoying your achievements.
Jianhua Wang
February 28, 2013
Haiyan, You will be deeply missed by your colleagues at UN.
Deniz Suzar
February 27, 2013
Haiyan, we will miss you.
Michelle Miller
February 26, 2013
Please except my condolences. I am very sorry for loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Lean on God for support through prayer and reading his word the Bible daily.
February 25, 2013
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