Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Betty Maina appointed to UN Social Panel

Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ CEO, Betty Maina was appointed to a 26-person panel by UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday.
Betty is among a strong panel that consists of a former head of state, a queen and a Nobel Peace prizewinner tasked with recommending new social and environment goals in the world.
The panel has a year to come up with a new bold development vision for the 193 UN member states serving as a replacement for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of 2015.

Here is the 26-person panel:

  1. Queen Rania of Jordan
  2. German former president Horst Kohler
  3. Japan’s former prime minister Naoto Kan
  4. 2011 Nobel Peace prizewinner Tawakel Karman
  5. South Africa’s Graca Machel
  6. Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas
  7. Nigeria’s finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  8. East Timor’s finance minister Emila Pires
  9. Mexico’s foreign minister Patricia Espinosa
  10. South Korea’s foreign minister Kim Sung-Hwan
  11. Colombia’s foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin
  12. Dutch Chief Executive officer of Unilever Paul Polman
  13.  Kenya Association of Manufacturers Chief Executive officer Betty Maina
  14. Head of Economic Anaylsis Unit for Benin government Fulbert Gero Amoussouga
  15. President of Brazil’s Institute for Applied Economic Research Vanessa Petrelli Correa
  16. Former vice foreign minister for Chine Wang Yingfan
  17. President of the Cuban Agency of Environment, Gisele Alonso
  18. Former director general of the French Development Agency Jean-Michel Severino
  19. Professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abhijit Banerjee
  20. Development commissioner for European Commission and former Latvian minister Andris Piebalgs
  21. Economic advisor to President Vladimir Putin Elvira Nabiullina
  22. Swedish minister for International Development Gunilla Carlsson
  23. Chairman of the US Center for American Progress John Podesta
  24. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia
  25. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson
  26. Britain’s Prime Minster David Cameron

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