The UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon recently appointed two prominent personalities to serve as his Special envoys on Climate and El Nino.
Mr Moon announced the appointment of Mr. Macharia Kamau, the Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations and the former Irish President Mary Robinson, to the two influential positions.
Mr Kamau is a former President of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Board; former Co-Chair of the General Assembly Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has had a long and distinguished career in the service of the United Nations, including with UNICEF and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Mrs. Robinson is currently President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She was the President of Ireland and previously served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has also served as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region and as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Climate Change with John Kuofor and Michael Bloomberg.