Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pakistan joins bid for position of UN climate chief

United Nations, Apr 13 (PTI) Pakistan has nominated its candidate Tariq Banuri for the position of the head of United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will be filled by July when the current UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer steps down.

The final list of candidates include Christiana Figueres from Costa Rica, Maria Fernanda Espinoza from Ecuador, Vijai Sharma from India, Marthinus van Schalkwyk from South Africa and Janoz Pasztor from Hungary who is also presently heading the Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team.

A former government official in Pakistan, Banuri is the director of the Asian Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute and has previously worked with the UN.

The deadline for submission of nominations ended on March 31st.

1 comment:

External said...

A crosstitute from the Apartheid era in the running. Enough that we have them in the Security Dept now for Climate :(
How come India/Pak always have to have someone? The clique keeps the gravy train going. Wonder how much money India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/the east Europeans give and yet they want all the best jobs so that they can bring in their countrymen.The other African and South American countries can't even get intership positions.