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Maurice Strong

Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary-General

Maurice Strong is a senior advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and former senior advisor to the President of the World Bank.

From December 1992 until December 1995, Mr. Strong was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Hydro, North America’s largest utility.

Until September 1992, Mr. Strong was Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.

During 1985 and 1986, he served as Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa and was a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development.

Born in Canada and a resident of Toronto, Canada, Mr. Strong has longstanding ties with both the private and public sectors.

He has received a number of awards and honours including the Order of Canada, the Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star, and honourary doctorates from 37 universities.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.), the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Architectural Society of Canada.

Articles by Maurice Strong

The African Famine

Would you expect to learn a lesson in human generosity during a devastating famine?

November 16, 2002