Member of The Elders, Former Prime Minister of Norway,
and Former Director-General of the World Health Organization
Gro Harlem Brundtland, a medical doctor, was Norway’s first woman Prime Minister, serving a total of ten years as head of government between 1981 and 1996. She chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development – known as the Brundtland Commission – which articulated the principle of sustainable development for the first time at a global level. She was Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change from 2007 to 2010 and, from 2011 to 2012, was a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Sustainability Panel. Since 2018, Gro Harlem Brundtland has served as a co-chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, an independent monitoring and accountability body to ensure preparedness for global health crises.
Understanding the Megatrends of the 21st Century – A Critical Step Towards Getting the World We Want