UN boss appoints Kenyan to social panel
01 August 2012, 15:43
Nairobi - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday named The chief executive of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Betty Maina to a 26-strong panel to recommend new global social and environment goals.
Capital News reports that Maina is among personalities named ranging from Queen Rania of Jordan and German former president Horst Kohler to Tawakel Karman, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her activism in the uprising in Yemen, and the mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas.
Japan’s former prime minister Naoto Kan, Graca Machel, wife of South Africa’s legendary leader Nelson Mandela, three serving foreign ministers — Kim Sung-Hwan of South Korea, Patricia Espinosa of Mexico and Maria Angela Holguin of Colombia — and two finance ministers Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Emilia Pires of East Timor — are also on the panel.
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