Achim Steiner Featured in New Issue of Global Leadership Dialogues
July 28, 2016  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

Steiner GLDThe former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, is featured in the most recent issue of the Global Leadership Dialogue Series.

Achim Steiner has served as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the past 10 years. In fall 2016, he will be leaving UNEP to join the Oxford Martin School as its new director. Part of his legacy at the UN is the effort to reform the organization, which culminated in the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as the Rio+20 conference) that strengthened UNEP. Steiner led UNEP as it evolved and implemented the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference. A particularly notable transition is the transformation to universal membership and the establishment of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).

Steiner joined the United Nations after a series of governmental and nongovern- mental posts with an extraordinary substantive and geographical range; a national of Brazil and Germany, he has lived and worked in Oman, India, Pakistan, Germany, the United States, Switzerland, and Kenya. He has received several awards, including the Tallberg Foundation’s Award for Principled Pragmatism and the Steiger Award for “commitment and important work in the protection of the planet.”

To read our interview with Mr. Steiner, click here.




About the Author :

Gabriela Bueno is a PhD student in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a research associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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