Upcoming Event – April 29: Mrs. Mary Robinson, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Posted on March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Women’s International Forum is pleased to present

Ensuring Women are Central to Peace, Security Cooperation and Development

 in the Great Lakes Region of Africa


Mrs. Mary Robinson

UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa


Date:     Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Time:     1.15 pm – 2.30 pm

Venue:  UNHQ, Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium – ENTRANCE AT 43rd STREET GATE


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mrs. Mary Robinson of Ireland as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa on March 18th 2013.  Mrs. Robinson plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Mrs. Robinson brings with her more than four decades of political and diplomatic experience, including as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and as a member of the Irish Senate from 1969 to 1989.  She also has considerable international experience, most notably as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.

Mrs. Robinson serves also as President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those many victims of climate change who are usually forgotten — the poor, the disempowered and the marginalized across the world.

From 2002 to 2010, Mrs. Robinson led the organization Realizing Rights:  The Ethical Globalization Initiative, the core activities of which included strengthening women’s leadership and encouraging corporate responsibility.  Internationally renowned for championing human rights, she is a member of the Elders and serves on the Board and Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Learn more about The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)

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