Dr. Irina Bokova, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board and Director-General of UNESCO, Distinguished Members of the Scientific Advisory Board, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to be with you again.
Four years ago, the High Level Panel on Global Sustainability recommended that I consider establishing a scientific advisory board.
I gladly took their advice.
After wide consultation within the UN and with international science organizations, I asked Dr. Irina Bokova to bring the Board together in September 2014.