The Global Sustainability Panel (GSP) established by the UN Secretary General will analyse dominant institutional and financial paradigms in the area area of environment and development and will develop new approaches. Its working priorities will include climate change and the related social and economic opportunities for development of the poorest countries.
The GSP will be headed by Finland's president Tarja Kaarina Halonen and the South African president Jacob Zuma. The panel will consist of about 20 high ranking personalities from a wide variety of geographical backgrounds and from the fields of politics, development, the environment and diplomacy.
At the request of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey will join this panel. This appointment pays tribute to Switzerland's activity in the UN. It also provides Switzerland with an excellent opportunity to continue working internationally for sustainable development and to be in the front line of efforts to find solutions to the most pressing global problems.
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