Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
She served as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. She is a member of the Elders and the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President of the United States, Barack Obama.
She sits on the advisory board of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) and is also a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.
Between 2013 and 2016, Mary served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in three roles: for the Great Lakes region of Africa, on Climate Change and on El Niño and Climate.
A former president of the International Commission of Jurists and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, she was also president and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002 to 2010 and served as honorary president of Oxfam International from 2002 to 2012.
Mary Robinson serves as patron of the board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business and is an ambassador for The B Team, in addition to being a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. She has served as chancellor of Trinity College Dublin since 1998.
Mary’s memoir, Everybody Matters, was published in September 2012.