Maurice F. Strong

maurice-f-strong-founder-earth-council-canadaPresident of the Council of the University for Peace; founding chairperson of the Earth Council; Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit); during 1985-1986, served as under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive coordinator of the United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa; a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development (1983-1987); served as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972; the first executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1973; currently an advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations and serves on the boards of several public service organizations and corporations.