Addressing Climate Change: The United Nations and the World at Work


Martin Khor is the Director of the International Secretariat of the Third World Network. He is a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy, a member of the Steering Group of the Helsinki Process, and a member of the NGO Advisory Committee of the UNDP Administrator.  He was also formerly a Member of the Board of the South Centre and formerly a Vice Chairman of the Expert Group on the Right to Development of the UN Commission on Human Rights.  He was a member of and Consultant to the Consultative Group on Globalisation established under the National Economic Action Council in the Prime Minister’s Department in Malaysia.  

He has also been a Consultant to UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP and the UN University, and  has conducted studies and written papers for these agencies. He coordinated a report of the Third World Network for UNDP on The Multilateral Trading System: A Development Perspective which was published by UNDP in January 2002.   He is the author of the book, Globalisation and the South, which was a report he wrote for UNCTAD and distributed at the South Summit in Havana in 2000, and has written several other books and papers on trade and WTO issues, and on environment and development issues, including the book on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development.   An economist trained at Cambridge University, UK, he has lectured in Economics at the Science University of Malaysia.