Ruud Lubbers

ruud-lubbers-prime-minister-netherlandsCurrently the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, (1982-1994); professor of Globalization at GLOBUS (Institute for Globalization and Sustainable Development), Tilburg University; chair, Clingendael, Dutch Institute for International Relations; chair, Scientific Institute of the political party Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA); chair, Social Council of the Tinbergen Institute; former minister for economic affairs (1973-1977) in the Netherlands; former president of World Wildlife Fund (1999-2001).

Related News with Ruud Lubbers

Celebration Earth Charter Day and book launch, The Netherlands

On a warm summer day some 65 people from all parts of the Netherlands gathered in Doorn at Landgoed Zonheuvel. Since the Earth Charter+15 event we have been celebrating Earth Charter Day here. Participants were friends of the Earth Charter – including members of the Worldconnectors network – and special guest, among them family members […]

Earth Charter Celebrations in June

CANADA: Earth Charter Friends Canada and the World of Walas celebrated  {Embracing a Sustainable Lifestyle} in Vancouver on the Earth Charter Day on 29 June 2018. It was heartwarming to see old connections and to make new ones while talking about the values and the principles that guide our work and lives. Embracing sustainability means […]

Remembrance of Ruud Lubbers

Rudolphus Franciscus Marie “Ruud” Lubbers 7 May 1939 – 14 February 2018 It is with a great sense of loss and sadness that I learnt about the passing of Ruud Lubbers. His life is an extraordinary example of dedicated public service at the local and national level and internationally. For all of us involved in […]

Tribute to Ruud Lubbers

Rudolphus Franciscus Marie “Ruud” Lubbers 7 May 1939 – 14 February 2018 It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing away of Mr. Ruud Lubbers on 14/02/2018. It is hard to say good-bye to him, as he was so special and dear to us. He was a friend and a mentor […]

Article on the Earth Charter as the Foundation for the SDGs

Former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, Earth Charter Council Member Alide Roerink, and Earth Charter Friend in the Netherlands Lavinia Warnars issue collective statement.