Saleh Hashem Mostafa Abdel-Razek

Saleh Hashem Mostafa Abdel-Razek is Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities.


Salim S. Abdool Karim

Salim S. Abdool Karim is Director, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, and Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, USA.


Wendy Abrams

Wendy Abrams, an environmental activist, is founder and President of Cool Globes, a non-profit organization formed to execute the "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" exhibit and events in Chicago. She is a member of the National Council of Environmental Defense, the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the National Resources Defense Council C4 Action Fund.


Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman is a freelance journalist specializing in Africa.


J. Michael Adams

J. Michael Adams is President, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA, and President-elect, International Association of University Presidents.


Edith Adera

Edith Adera is Senior Programme Specialist, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Nairobi, Kenya.


Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Director of the Global Interfaith Peace.


Carlota Ágreda

Carlota Ágreda, 20, is a communications student at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela.


Akhter Ahmed

Akhter Ahmed is a Senior Research Fellow who co-leads the IFPRI Global and Regional Program on Large-Scale Human Capital Interventions and works on strategies for restructuring social protection and safety net programmes to improve the food security, nutrition and livelihoods of the poor in developing countries. He also worked with the World Bank and was an agricultural economist for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Linda Aïnouche

Linda Aïnouche is a freelance research anthropologist with an expertise in cultural heritage and intercultural relationships. Over a number of years, she has worked with organizations, universities, private companies and governments, and has several publications to her credit, about Canada, India and Jamaica.


Kiyo Akasaka

Kiyo Akasaka is Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information at the United Nations. Before assuming his post in March 2007, he was Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Mr. Akasaka was Japan’s Ambassador to the UN from 2000 to 2001. He has held a number of senior positions in the Japanese Foreign Ministry and served as one of his country’s negotiators at the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change in December 1997.


Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa

Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain is President of the sixty-first General Assembly, the first female to hold the position since 1969 and only the third woman since the founding of the United Nations. A legal pioneer, she was one of the first two women in her country to be admitted to practice law in 1979. Sheikha Haya has had a long and illustrious career in Bahraini national law and international diplomacy.


Bader Al-Dafa

Bader Al-Dafa is the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). He served as Ambassador of Qatar to the United States and Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States. Mr. Al-Dafa has had a distinguished career in foreign affairs, with postings as Ambassador to the Russian Federation, France, Egypt and Spain. He has also served as Director of the European and American Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Douglas Alexander

Douglas Alexander is the Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom. He was previously Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Scotland. He also served as Minister of State for Europe, Minister for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs, and Minister for e-Commerce and Competitiveness at the Department for Trade and Industry. In 2003, he became Minister for the Cabinet Office, where, among other things, he led the Government’s better regulation agenda, public and civil service reform and e-government.


Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad

Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad is Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. He is a member of the Board of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS) and of The International Investor-Kuwait, as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank. Mr. Al-Hamad also served as Kuwait’s Minister of Finance and Minister of Planning.


George Alleyne

George Alleyne is Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region, Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization, and Chancellor, University of the West Indies.


Fatma Al-Maskari

FATMA AL-MASKARI, MBChB, PhD, LRCP & SI, FFPH is Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University.


Mulki Al-Sharmani

Mulki Al-Sharmani is Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo.


Hakan Altinay

Hakan Altinay is a World Fellow at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.


Bernise Ang

Bernise Ang is the founder of the Singapore International Youth Council, which works to catalyse linkages among Singaporean youth organizations, facilitate capacity-building and resource development, and create advocacy channels for youth advancement.


Rania Antonopoulos

Rania Antonopoulos is Director of the Gender Equality and the Economy Program at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York.


Kirsten Appendini

Kirsten Appendini is Professor at El Colegio de México. She teaches mexican economy, agrarian structure, poulation and gender studies and is the author of several publications on these subjects.


Corazon T. Aragon


Corazon T. Aragon, Flordeliza A. Lantican and Ma. Eden S. Piadozo are professors at the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna , Philippines . Ms Aragon and Ms Lantican are former directors of ACTETSME–the APEC Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises.



Louise Arbour

Louise Arbour is UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. An internationally renowned judge and lawyer, she had been a judge for the Supreme Court of Canada before taking office in July 2004. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Arbour served as Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. She has also served as judge for the Supreme Court of Ontario.



Syed Asif Altaf

Dr. Syed Asif Altaf is Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator at the International Transport Workers Federation. Over the last seventeen years, he worked in a number of international organizations to implement different reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prorgrammes.


Sirodjiddin Aslov

Sirodjiddin Aslov is Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations.


Eileen Babbitt

Eileen F. Babbitt is Professor of International Conflict Management Practice and Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet is Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.


Victoria Baines

Victoria Baines leads the Strategy and Prevention Team in the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol.


Jayshree Bajoria

Jayshree Bajoria is Deputy Editor at, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations. She writes on Asia, the Middle East, international security, human rights, and development issues.


Pauline H. Baker

Pauline H. Baker is President Emeritus of The Fund for Peace, an educational and research organization based in Washington, DC.


Cristina Balan

Cristina Balan is a National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, Bucharest, Romania.


Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, brings to his post 37 years of service both in Government and on the global stage.


Iwell Banda

Iwell Banda, 17, is a student at the Ibex Hill School in Lusaka (


Monique Barbut

Monique Barbut is Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility.


Pedro Alejandro Basualdo

Pedro Alejandro Basualdo is Full Professor in Strategic Management at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. He is Director General of the United Nations Academic Impact Programme in the Faculty of Economics Sciences at UBA, and also an International Consultant in Strategy. Mr. Basualdo is former Secretary of State of Argentina.


William Becker

William S. Becker is Co-Director, The Future We Want project. He is also Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project, and Senior Associate with Third Generation Environmentalism, better known as E3G, the international sustainability think tank based in London, as well as Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Natural Capitalism Solutions in Colorado.  


Adolf Awukku Bekoe

Adolf Awuku Bekoe is a Lecturer in Psychology at the Methodist University College Ghana, and the National Coordinator for the Coalition on Domestic Violence Legislation in Ghana.


Marek Belka

Marek Belka is the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). He previously served as Poland’s Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, as well as Chairman of the Council for International Coordination for Iraq and Director of Economic Policy. Mr. Belka also worked as an adviser to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Ownership Transformations and Central Office of Planning, and as a consultant at the World Bank.


Alex J. Bellamy

Alex J. Bellamy is Professor of International Security at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia.


Carl Bildt

Carl Bildt is Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden.


Eleanor Blomstrom

Eleanor Blomstrom is Programme Coordinator, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).  


Dominik Bogen

Dominik Bogen, a molecular biology student at the University of Vienna, is Project Manager of the Sustainable Future Campaign.


Irina Bokova

Irina Bokova is Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


Sergio Bonin

Sergio Bonin is Political Affairs Officer for the Biological Weapons Convention and Chemical Weapons Convention, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He previously worked as Project Officer for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.


Jacques L. Boucher

Jacques L. Boucher is Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Quebec at Outaouais, Canada.


Antoine Bouhey

Antoine Bouhey holds a degree in Public Administration from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille and a Master of International Public law from the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris. He has worked as a National Coordinator of Campaigns for Amnesty International Ecuador and an adviser to Oxfam France.


David Brazier

David Brazier works in the Field Budget & Finance Division of the Department of Field Support, United Nations.


Sálvano Briceño

Sálvano Briceño is the Director of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat. He has managed environmental and sustainable development programmes at the United Nations, the World Conservation Union and the Government of Venezuela. Mr. Briceño has served as Coordinator of the BIOTRADE and GHG Emissions Trading Initiatives of the UN Conference on Trade and Development and as Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification secretariat.


Sophy Bristow

Sophy Bristow is a Project Manager and Editor at The Climate Group. She previously worked for the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.


Paulo M. Buss

Paulo M. Buss is President, World Federation of Public Health Associations, Director, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Center for Global Health, and a full Member of the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine.


Gideon Byamugisha

Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha is Goodwill Ambassador on HIV & AIDS (Christian AID), and Scholar-In-Residence at The Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has devoted his life, energy, ministry, and friendships to fighting AIDS.


James T. Campbell

James T. Campbell is professor of American Civilization, Africana Studies and History at Brown University. From 2003 to 2006, he served as chair of Brown's Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. His most recent book, Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa,1787-2006, received the Mark Lynton History Prize and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History.



Joel Cardinal

Joel Cardinal, 23, is an international studies student at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and the winner of the country’s 2010 National Aboriginal Essay Competition.


Margaret Catley-Carlson

Margaret Catley-Carlson is Chair, Global Agenda Council on Water Security, World Economic Forum.  


Ricardo Cervantes Gutiérrez

Ricardo Cervantes Gutiérrez, 15, is a student at the Santa Rosa del Sauce School, (, Lima, Peru.


Samyak S. Chakrabarty

Samyak S. Chakrabarty, 23, is a managing director, Electronic Youth Media Group.


Margaret Chan

Margaret Chan is Director-General, World Health Organization.


Marian Chertow

Marian Chertow is Director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.


Graciela Chichilnisky

Graciela Chichilnisky is Professor of Economics and Statistics, Columbia University.


Amadou Boubacar Cisse

Amadou Boubacar Cisse is Vice President of Operations of the Islamic Development Bank, overseeing the planning and implementation of the Bank’s long-term financing activities in 56 member countries under its strategic framework, which puts poverty alleviation at the core of its operations. Dr. Cisse has spent some three decades as a public servant, both at the World Bank Group and in Niger, where he served as Prime Minister and Senior Minister of Finance, Economic Reforms and Planning.


Helen Clark

The Honourable Helen Clark has been Prime Minister of New Zealand since November 1999, the culmination of her long involvement with the Labour Party, which she joined in 1971. She was elected to the Cabinet in 1987 and held a number of ministerial portfolios (conservation, housing, labour and health). Ms. Clark was elected Leader of the Labour Party in 1993 and also served as Leader of the Opposition.


Márie Clements

Máire Clements, BSN, RN, IBCLC is the author of  The New Motherly Art of Conscious Breastfeeding. She was past president of The New York Lactation Consultant Association, owner of The Breastfeeding Salon (, a maternal-child nurse educator and a lactation consultant since 1986.


Marc Conant

Marc Conant was one of the first physicians to diagnose and treat AIDS in 1981. He helped create one of the largest private AIDS clinics, was a founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and his work contributed to the development of some of today’s top medications.


Radhika Coomaraswamy

Radhika Coomaraswamy is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (


Paolo Cotta-Ramusino

Paolo Cotta-Ramusino is Secretary-General, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs(


Ann Cotton

Ann Cotton is founder and Executive Director of Camfed International (Campaign for Female Education) and co-chairs the UN Girls Education Initiative. In 2005, she received the Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the United Kingdom Beacon Prize for her leadership in girls’ education, and was awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year Honours List. Prior to founding Camfed (, Ms. Cotton worked as an educational assessor and child advocate, and is currently an Honorary Fellow of the Open University in the United Kingdom.


Philippe Couvreur

Philippe Couvreur is Registrar of the International Court of Justice.



Marcia Creary

MARCIA CREARY is Environmental Data Manager at the Centre for Marine Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.


Mary Crewe

Mary Crewe is Director, Centre for the Study of AIDS, University of Pretoria.


Roberto Cuéllar

Roberto Cuéllar has held the position of Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica since October, 1999. He has been affiliated with the Institute since 1985. Dr. Cuéllar began his career in the field of human rights in 1975, in San Salvador, where he directed the Office of Juridical Assistance of Arzobispado.



Ed Cutrell

Ed Cutrell manages the Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India. His is a cognitive psychologist with a background in cognitive neuroscience and has been working in the field of human-computer interaction for more than a decade.


Irene Dankelman

Irene Dankelman, Professor, Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University, Netherlands.


William Dar

William Dar is Director-General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (


Hilario G. Davide, Jr.

Ambassador Hilario G. Davide, Jr. is the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations. A former Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, he was an educator, legislator and presidential adviser before his appointment as his country’s top diplomat to the UN. Mr. Davide is a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for his accomplishments in government service.



Sara E. Davies

Sara E. Davies is Senior Research Fellow, Human Protection Hub, Griffith Asia Institute and Centre of Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia.


Inez Dawoodje

Inez Dawoodje, 16, is a student at the International School of Lusaka (, Zambia.


Francisca de Haan

Francisca de Haan is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest.


Ruth Dearnley

Ruth Dearnley is CEO of Stop the Traffik.


Haile T. Debas

Haile T. Debas is founding chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and Director, University of California Global Health Institute.


Siegfried Demuth

SIEGFRIED DEMUTH is Chief, Hydrological Systems and Global Change Section, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO.


Glenn Denning

Glenn Denning is Director of the Earth Institute’s Millennium Development Goals Centre in Nairobi, in which he played a lead role in its establishment. He joined the Institute at Columbia University in July 2004 as Associate Director of the Tropical Agriculture Program. Dr. Denning, who has more than 30 years experience in international agricultural research and development, has held senior management positions at the International Rice Research Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre.


Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the UN Development Group. He was a member of the Turkish Parliament and was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury. From 1977 to 2001, Mr. Dervis held various positions at the World Bank. He has also published widely on economics and international affairs, his latest publication is titled A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance and Reform.


Sushrut Desai

Sushrut Desai is a senior law student at the Government Law College in Mumbai, India. He has been associated with public policy and law throughout his student life, having worked with the Advocate-General in his state and a member of Parliament, and most recently as an intern at the UN Office of Legal Affairs at United Nations Headquarters.


Shantayanan Devarajan

Shantayanan Devarajan is Chief Economist, Africa Region, at the World Bank.


Cheick Sidi Diarra

Cheick Sidi Diarra is the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. In January 2008, he was appointed by the Secretary-General as his Special Adviser on Africa. Mr. Diarra served as Permanent Representative of Mali to the UN and has over 25 years of experience in international relations and development. He was involved in Mali’s national reconciliation efforts that put the country on the road to peace, democratic governance and development.


Jacques Diouf

Jacques Diouf is the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). He was Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations, Secretary-General of the Central Bank for West African States in Dakar and Special Adviser to the Governor of the Central Bank. Dr. Diouf was also a member of the Senegalese Parliament, serving as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and the Friendship Parliamentary Group, and was Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Government.


Roberto Dobles Mora

Dr. Roberto Dobles Mora is Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and Rector Minister of the energy, environment and telecommunications sector. He is also President of the Governing Council of the Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Development Programme. He previously served as Executive President of the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity and as Minister of Science and Technology.


Hans d’Orville

Hans d’Orville is Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning, UNESCO.


Rohan D'Souza

Rohan D’Souza is Assistant Professor, Centre For Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.  


Sergio Duarte

Sergio Duarte is the UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. A career diplomat, he has served in the foreign service of Brazil for 48 years.


Vuyiseka Dubula

Vuyiseka Dubula is General Secretary, Treatment Action Campaign, Cape Town, South Africa.


Pat Dudgeon

Pat Dudgeon is Adjunct Professor, School of Indigenous Studies, the University of Western Australia, and Chair, Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association.


Aakangshita Dutta

Aakangshita Dutta is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar from India. She graduated in English Literature from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University and has worked most recently with the UN Chronicle as an editorial intern.


Joan Dzenowagis

Joan Dzenowagis is a Senior Scientist and international health policy specialist at the World Health Organization, with experience in information and communication technology (ICT) and public health, policy and strategy development.


Lorna Jean Edmonds

Lorna Jean Edmonds, PhD, is Health Innovator-in-Residence, International Centre for Health Innovation, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and former Chair, Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research.


Ismail H. M. El-Bagouri

Ismail H. M. El-Bagouri is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Soil and Water Conservation of the Desert Research Center in Cairo, Egypt, and served as senior adviser at the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE).


Habib N. El-Habr

Habib N. El-Habr is Director and Regional Representative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia. He joined UNEP in 1988, becoming Deputy Chief of the Freshwater Unit in Nairobi and Deputy Director of the UNEP International Environment Technology Center in Japan. Dr. El-Habr worked as a water research specialist at the National Scientific Research Council in France. He has a long experience in coastal and marine management, waste-water management, and environmental health and assessment.


Jan Eliasson

Jan Eliasson is Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group.


A. Edward Elmendorf

A. Edward Elmendorf is President and CEO, United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).


Beatriz Escriña Cremades

Beatriz Escriña Cremades is Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Security Council Affairs Division, and former Public Information Officer/Special Assistant, African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).


Monique Essed Fernandes

Monique Essed Fernandes is Chair, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).  


Santiago Fernández de Córdoba

Santiago Fernández de Córdoba is an economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and a Special Professor of Economics at Universidad de Navarra, Spain. He has been a consultant for the World Bank and worked in management consulting and corporate finance. Mr. Fernández de Córdoba also published the book, Coping with Trade Reform, and a number of studies on economic policy, modeling trade negotiations.