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Encyclopedia > Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland

In office
February, 1981 – October, 1981
May 9, 1986 - October 16, 1989
November 3, 1990 - October 25, 1996
Preceded by Odvar Nordli
Kåre Willoch
Jan P. Syse
Succeeded by Kåre Willoch
Jan P. Syse
Thorbjørn Jagland

Director-General of World Health Organization
In office
1998 – 2003
Preceded by Hiroshi Nakajima
Succeeded by Lee Jong-Wook

Born April 20, 1939
Spouse Arne Olav Brundtland

Gro Harlem Brundtland [IPA: gro hɑɭɛm brʉntlɑnd] (born April 20, 1939) is a Norwegian politician, diplomat, and physician, and an international leader in sustainable development and public health. She is a former Prime Minister of Norway, and has served as the Director General of the World Health Organization. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This is a list of Viceroys (Rigsstatholder) and Prime Ministers (statsminister) of Norway. ... February is the second month of the calendar year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Odvar Nordli (born November 3, 1927) is a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. ... KÃ¥re Isaachsen Willoch [IPA: kÉ”rÉ› isÉ‘:ʃsÉ›n viluʃ] (born October 3, 1928) is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. ... Jan Peder Syse (November 25, 1930 - September 17, 1997) was a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. ... KÃ¥re Isaachsen Willoch [IPA: kÉ”rÉ› isÉ‘:ʃsÉ›n viluʃ] (born October 3, 1928) is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. ... Jan Peder Syse (November 25, 1930 - September 17, 1997) was a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. ... Thorbjørn Jagland Thorbjørn Jagland (born November 5, 1950) is a Norwegian politician. ... The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr Hiroshi Nakajima of Japan, was born at Chiba City, Japan, on 16 May 1928. ... Lee Jong-wook (12 April 1945, Seoul, South Korea – 22 May 2006, Geneva), was the Director-General of the World Health Organization. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Doctor by Samuel Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, a type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor (disambiguation). ... Sustainable development is an umbrella that attempts to bridge the divide between economic growth and environmental protection, while taking into account other issues traditionally associated with development. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... This is a list of Viceroys (Rigsstatholder) and Prime Ministers (statsminister) of Norway. ... The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ...


Domestic career

She was born in Bærum, became a social democrat at the age of 7, and was educated Medical doctor (cand. med.) at the University of Oslo in 1963, and Master of Public Health at Harvard University in 1965. She was Norwegian Minister for Environmental Affairs 1974-79, and became Norway's first - and to date only - female Prime Minister February - October 1981; her cabinet was renowned internationally for having 8 female ministers out of 18. View of most of Bærum from Holmenkollen in Oslo County Akershus District Viken Municipality NO-0209 Administrative centre Sandvika Mayor (2005) Odd Reinsfelt (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 334 192 km² 189 km² 0. ... The University of Oslo (in Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This is a list of Viceroys (Rigsstatholder) and Prime Ministers (statsminister) of Norway. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Brundtland became Norwegian Prime Minister for two subsequent terms - from May 9, 1986 until October 16, 1989 and from November 3, 1990 until October 25, 1996, when she was succeeded by Thorbjørn Jagland. She resigned as leader of the Labour Party in 1992. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Thorbjørn Jagland Thorbjørn Jagland (born November 5, 1950) is a Norwegian politician. ... The Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti, Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) is a left-wing political party in Norway. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


International career

Gro Harlem Brundtland was Chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), widely referred to as the Brundtland Commission, developing the broad political concept of sustainable development in the course of extensive public hearings that were distinguished by their inclusiveness and published its report Our Common Future in April 1987. The Brundtland Commission provided the momentum for the 1992 Earth Summit / UNCED, that was headed by Maurice Strong, who had been a prominent member of the Brundtland Commission - and for Agenda 21. The Brundtland Commission - formally the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), known by the name of its Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland, was convened by the United Nations in response to the 1983 General Assembly Resolution A/38/161 - Process of preparation of the Environmental Perspective to the Year 2000... Sustainable development is an umbrella that attempts to bridge the divide between economic growth and environmental protection, while taking into account other issues traditionally associated with development. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brundtland Commission - formally the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), known by the name of its Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland, was convened by the United Nations in response to the 1983 General Assembly Resolution A/38/161 - Process of preparation of the Environmental Perspective to the Year 2000... The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit (or, in Portuguese, Eco 92) was a major conference held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 to June 14, 1992. ... The Earth Summit (in Portuguese: Eco 92) is the informal and best-known name for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). ... Maurice F. Strong, CC , OM (born April 29, 1929, in Oak Lake, Manitoba) is an industrialist and public servant who was the Secretary-General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), better known as the Earth Summit. ... Agenda 21 is a program of the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development. ...


Gro Harlem Brundtland was elected Director-General of the World Health Organization in May 1998. In this capacity, Brundtland adopted a far-reaching approach to public health, establishing a Commission on Macroeconomics and Health - chaired by Jeffrey Sachs - and addressing violence as a major public health issue. Brundtland was recognized in 2003 by Scientific American as their Policy Leader of the Year for coordinating a rapid worldwide response to stem outbreaks of SARS. Gro Harlem Brundtland was succeeded, on July 21, 2003, by Jong-Wook Lee. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey David Sachs (born November 5, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American economist known for his work as an economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa. ... Violence is any act of aggression and abuse which causes or intends to cause injury, in some cases criminal, or harm to persons, and (to a lesser extent) animals or property. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scientific American is a popular-science magazine, published monthly since August 28, 1845, making it the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. ... 8437 known cases of the disease, with 813 deaths (a mortality rate of 9. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ...


In 1994 she was awarded the Charlemagne Prize of the city of Aachen. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Bill Clinton received the Karlspreis in 2000. ... Aachen, Dutch Aken, French Aix-la-Chapelle, Spanish Aquisgrán, Latin Aquisgranum, Ripuarian Oche) is a spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km to the west of Cologne, and the westernmost city in Germany. ...


In 2004 the British newspaper The Financial Times listed her the 4th most influential European for the last 25 years, behind Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Financial Times building The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper printed on distinctive salmon pink broadsheet paper. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), (Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born   (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov ( , Mihail Sergeevič Gorbačëv, IPA: , commonly written as Mikhail Gorbachev; born March 2, 1931) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. ...


In 2006 she was a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons who reviewed the work of UNCTAD. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body, UNCTAD is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment and development issues. ...


Her hallmark political activities have been chronicled by her husband, Arne Olav Brundtland in his two bestsellers, Married to Gro (ISBN 82-516-1647-6) and the sequel, Still married to Gro (ISBN 82-05-30726-1).

Preceded by:
Odvar Nordli
Prime Minister of Norway
1981
Succeeded by:
Kåre Willoch
Preceded by:
Kåre Willoch
Prime Minister of Norway
1986–1989
Succeeded by:
Jan P. Syse
Preceded by:
Jan P. Syse
Prime Minister of Norway
1990–1996
Succeeded by:
Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded by:
Hiroshi Nakajima
Director General of the World Health Organization
1998–2003
Succeeded by:
Jong-Wook Lee

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Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland (1122 words)
Brundtland’s accomplishments as the Minister of the Environment were highly recognized, resulting in her becoming the leader of the Labour party and, in 1981 at the age of forty-one, she became the youngest and the first woman to become the Prime Minister of Norway.
Brundtland’s leadership in the areas of public health, environment, and development has been highly acclaimed throughout the world, and in 1998 she was elected to the position of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming the first woman to take the post.
Brundtland, who is a mother of four children, credits her accomplishments to her upbringing and the dedicated support of her husband.
UN Foundation: Board of Directors (705 words)
Gro Harlem Brundtland was born in Oslo, Norway, on 20 April 1939.
When Gro Harlem was 10 years old, the family moved to the United States where her father had been awarded a Rockefeller scholarship.
Gro Harlem Brundtland was the youngest person and the first woman ever to hold the office of PrimeMinister in Norway.
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