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Achim Steiner, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has taken up his new position as Director of the Oxford Martin School.

Achim Steiner begins tenure as Director of the Oxford Martin School Oxford Martin School/David Fisher

Mr Steiner led UNEP from 2006 to 2016 from its global headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and also served as Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Prior to his role at the UN, he was Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and he has also served as Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams and Chief Technical Advisor of the Mekong River Commission. He has worked both at grassroots level and at the highest levels of international policy-making, to address the interface between environmental sustainability, social equity and economic development.

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