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U.N.: Leadership lacking in climate debate

U.N.: Leadership lacking in climate debate

APIA, Samoa, Sept. 2 (UPI) --U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday from the Pacific island of Samoa there was a general lack of low-carbon leadership.
Daniel J. Graeber
Jimmy Carter urges U.S. to recognize Hamas, condemns Israel in co-authored op-ed

Jimmy Carter urges U.S. to recognize Hamas, condemns Israel in co-authored op-ed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Jimmy Carter co-authored an op-ed condemning Israel's military actions in Gaza and urging the U.S. to recognize Hamas as a legitimate political force.
JC Sevcik
Ireland welcomes Robinson as U.N. climate czar

Ireland welcomes Robinson as U.N. climate czar

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 15 (UPI) --The Irish government welcomed the decision from the United Nations to appoint its former president, Mary Robinson, as the special envoy for climate change.
Daniel J. Graeber
African envoy Feingold headed to fragile DRC

African envoy Feingold headed to fragile DRC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. special African envoy Russ Feingold is headed to the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess the prospects for peace, the U.S. State Department said.

Mary Robinson sees hope for peace in DRC

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa Mary Robinson said she was upbeat about the prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Fits and starts to peace talks in DRC

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Members of the rebel March 23 Movement fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo should seize the moment and bring peace back to the country, peace envoys said.

U.N. condemns M23 attack on unarmed helicopter in DRC

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The United Nations condemned Friday's attack by M23 rebels on an unarmed helicopter of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DRC rebels fire on U.N. peacekeepers

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Friday an unarmed helicopter used by the mission was hit by rebel forces.

U.N. targeted by rebel forces in DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Great Lakes peace envoy Mary Robinson said she was appalled by a rebel attack on a U.N. helicopter in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mary Robinson: Leave fossil fuels be

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Some of the untapped fossil fuel resources should be left in the ground for the sake of the environment, former Irish President Mary Robinson said.

Diplomat: Averting climate change means leaving fossil fuels in ground

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Governments must leave fossil fuel reserves in the ground unburned and unexploited to really protect the planet, a senior diplomat from Ireland said Monday.

U.N. envoys push for peace in DRC

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was hopeful talks under way in Kampala would encourage DRC and rebel groups to return to the negotiating table.

U.N. peace envoy tours DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Detailed negotiations over the future prospects for the Democratic Republic of Congo are need to usher in an era of peace, a U.N. regional envoy said.

U.N. officials condemn attacks on civilians in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.N. officials are calling for an end to the fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo, where civilian casualties have been reported.

Violence the new normal in DRC, envoy says

UNITED NATIONS, July 26 (UPI) -- Violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has become the "accepted normal" because of the lack of attention, envoy Mary Robinson said.
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GAZ2000111504 - 15 NOVEMBER 2000 - GAZA CITY: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat meets with U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson at his office in Gaza city, Wednesday November15, 2000. bc/aa/Abdelrahman Al-khateeb UPI
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Mary Therese Winifred Robinson (née Bourke) (Irish: Máire Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister, campaigner and member of the Irish Senate (1969–1989). She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's Austin Currie in the 1990 presidential election becoming, as an Independent candidate nominated by the Labour Party, the Workers' Party and independent senators, the first elected president in the office's history not to have had the support of Fianna Fáil.

She is widely regarded as a transformative figure in the presidency of Ireland, who revitalised and liberalised a previously conservative political office. She resigned the presidency two months ahead of the end of her term of office to take up her post in the United Nations. Robinson has been Honorary President of Oxfam International since 2002 and of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation EIUC since 2005, she is Chair of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and is also a founding member and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders. Robinson is also one of the European members of the Trilateral Commission.

She serves on many boards including as chair of the GAVI Alliance (until 2010). Robinson’s newest project is Realizing Rights: the Ethical Globalization Initiative, which fosters equitable trade and decent work, promotes the right to health and more humane migration policies, works to strengthen women's leadership and encourage corporate responsibility. The organisation also supports capacity building and good governance in developing countries. She is Chancellor of the University of Dublin. Since 2004, she has also been Professor of Practice in International Affairs at Columbia University, where she teaches international human rights. Robinson also visits other colleges and universities where she lectures on human rights.

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