Achim Steiner

Executive Director

United Nations Environment Programme

Achim Steiner is the executive director of the United Nations Environmental Programme, which co-hosts the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Achim was appointed the executive director of UNEP on 16 March 2006 for a four-year term. Effective 1 March 2009, Achim was also appointed director-general of the UN Offices at Nairobi (UNON).

Before joining UNEP, Achim served as the director general of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) from 2001 to 2006. IUCN is widely regarded as one of the most influential and highly respected organizations in the field of conservation, environment, and natural resources management. He held responsibility for the management and oversight of 1,000 staff located in 42 countries.

Focus: Environment, Science, Kenya, Africa, Global

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2010

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