FORA.tv Speaker - Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland was the prime minister of Norway in 1981, 1986-1989, and 1990-1996. From 2007-2009, she served as the UN special envoy on climate change. Dr. Brundtland was secretary general of the World Health Organization from 1998-2003. In 1983, the UN Secretary-General invited her to establish and chair the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission), which published its report, Our Common Future, in April 1987. Before she began her political career, Dr. Brundtland spent ten years as a physician and scientist in the Norwegian public health system. She attended medical school at the University of Oslo and earned her master’s of public health from Harvard University.
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