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  Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
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.
www.af-info.or.jp /eng/honor/hot/enr-brundtland.html   (1122 words)

  
  UN Foundation: Board of Directors
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.
www.unfoundation.org /about/board/brundtland.asp   (705 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
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.
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.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Gro_Harlem_Brundtland   (586 words)

  
  Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland (born April 20, 1939) is a Norwegian politician and physician, and an international leader in sustainable development and public health.
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.
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.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/g/gr/gro_harlem_brundtland.html   (323 words)

  
 Brundtland International Forum on Applied Sustainable Developement Sherbrooke June 2007
Brundtland's childhood aspirations were never so ambitious, she wanted to become a doctor like her father, a specialist in rehabilitation medicine.
Brundtland and her family moved to the United States and the seeds of her global career were sown.
Brundtland stepped down from her position in July 2003 pointing out that WHO had made substantial progress in reaching the goals set at the beginning of her term.
www.usherbrooke.ca /rvdd_eng/speakers/brundtland/index.html   (830 words)

  
 Gro Harlem Brundtland Summary
Gro Harlem Brundtland (born April 20, 1939) is a Norwegian politician, diplomat, and physician, and an international leader in sustainable development and public health.
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.
Gro Harlem Brundtland was succeeded, on July 21, 2003, by Jong-Wook Lee.
www.bookrags.com /Gro_Harlem_Brundtland   (2165 words)

  
 Women as Global Leaders - Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland - Print Friendly
When Brundtland was 10 years old, the family moved to the United States where her father had been awarded a Rockefeller scholarship.
Brundtland was the youngest person and the first woman to hold the office of Prime Minister in Norway.
Brundtland was nominated as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the Executive Board of WHO in January, 1998.
www.zu.ac.ae /leadership2005/speakers_gro_print.html   (702 words)

  
 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland - Speakers Biography - Celebrity Speakers Limited
Gro Harlem Brundtland is one of the most influential women of the late twentieth century.
Gro Harlem Brundtland's was Prime Minister of Norway on several different occasions and Chairwoman of the UN World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), now called The Brundtland Commission.
Brundtland is a formidable speaker, who draws on her considerable expertise and own personal experiences to provide excellent observations and analysis of the current political landscape.
www.speakers.co.uk /csaWeb/speaker,GROBRU   (270 words)

  
 Profile of Gro Harlem Brundtland
Brundtland's father was a medical doctor who specialized in rehabilitation medicine.
Brundtland's father had already convinced his daughter join the Party's children's organization: young Gro had been a member of the Labour Party since age 7.
Brundtland received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oslo in 1963.
www.unet.brandeis.edu /~dwilliam/profiles/brundtland.htm   (1235 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland [IPA: gro harlem brundtland] (born April 20, 1939) is a Norwegian politician, diplomat, and physician, and an international leader in sustainable development and public health.
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.
Gro Harlem Brundtland was elected Director-General of the World Health Organization in May 1998.
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 Gro Harlem Brundtland - Picture - MSN Encarta
Gro Harlem Brundtland - Picture - MSN Encarta
Gro Harlem Brundtland was prime minister of Norway in 1981, from 1986 to 1989, and from 1990 to 1996.
She was the youngest person and first woman to hold the office.
encarta.msn.com /media_461521843/Gro_Harlem_Brundtland.html   (39 words)

  
 BBC World Service - Women in Power
In Brundtland's family, politics was seen as important: her father, who was a doctor, twice served as a government Minister.
Brundtland believes that it's critical for countries to be represented by an equal balance of men and women so that policies reflect the full range of issues.
Brundtland is quite unusual in that she succeeded in combining politics and power with a family: she has had four children.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/people/features/wiwp/dyncon/brundt.shtml   (1345 words)

  
 WHO | Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General
Dr 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.
www.who.int /dg/brundtland/bruntland/en   (733 words)

  
 Sons of Norway - Viking Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gro Harlem Brundtland served three times as Norway's prime minister in the 1980s and 1990s—the first woman elected to that position—and was a leader of the country's Labor Party.
In the mid-1980s, Brundtland was head of the United Nations' World Commission on Environment and Development, a group whose lasting legacy is the concept of "sustainable development." From 1997 to 2003, she served as director general of the World Health Organization.
Brundtland sees this work—as she has seen all of her work—from the perspective of her training as a medical doctor and public health specialist in the 1960s.
www.sofn.com /norwegian_culture/showViking.jsp?document=2004/May_interview.html   (1151 words)

  
 Gro Harlem Brundtland
Brundtland, ce nom étroitement attaché au rapport du même nom, publié en 1987, est celui d'une femme tout entière dévouée à la cause de l'humanité et de l'avenir de la planète.
Mme Brundtland a travaillé pendant 10 ans comme médecin et chercheur pour le système de santé public norvégien.
Le Rapport Brundtland au développement durable et maintes fois reprises lors des sommets de la Terre définit la politique mondiale nécessaire pour parvenir à un "développement durable".
www.naturemania.com /ecolo/brundtland.html   (801 words)

  
 Gro Harlem Brundtland
Brundtland was born in Oslo, Norway, on April 20, 1939.
Brundtland was the youngest person and the first woman ever to hold the office of Prime Minister.
Brundtland was nominated Director-General of the World Health Organization by the Executive Board of WHO in January 1998 and the World Health Assembly elected her to the position in May 1998.
www.umsl.edu /%7Ebiology/icte/WEArecipients/brundtland.html   (519 words)

  
 BBC News | World | Profile: Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland, the new director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), was Norway's first woman Prime Minister and is a champion of women's rights and environmental issues.
Known to all Norwegians simply as "Gro", Ms Brundtland was a leading political figure in Norway for 15 years until 1996, when she resigned to make way for a new generation of leaders in her Labour Party.
Gro Harlem Brundtland entered the Norwegian government in 1974 at the age of 35 as environment minister.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/51080.stm   (492 words)

  
 Arbeiderpartiet
Gro Harlem Brundtland har vært medlem av Bygdøy bydelsutvalg, nestformann i Sosialistisk Studentlag, nestformann i Arbeiderpartiets studentlag, nestformann i Det norske Arbeiderparti fra 1975 til 1981.
Gro H. Brundtland er utdannet doktor ved Universitetet i Oslo i 1963.
oktober 1981 var Gro Harlem Brundtland Norges første kvinnelige statsminister.
www.dna.no /index.gan?id=11563&subid=0   (448 words)

  
 EuropaWorld 1/12/2000 Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
At the age of seven, Gro Harlem was enrolled in the Norwegian Labour Movement's children's section and has been a member ever since, leading the Labour Party to election victory three times throughout her political career.
Dr Brundtland left the office of Prime Minister in October 1996 but it was not long before her commitment to health and development had earned her another position.
In her acceptance speech, Dr Brundtland spoke of her commitment to global development and her visions for WHO " The burden of disease is the burden of unfulfilled human development," she said, "I see WHO's role as being the moral voice and the technical leader in improving the health of the people of the world."
www.europaworld.org /issue11/drgroharlembrundtland11200.htm   (669 words)

  
 Biography of Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland was born in Oslo, Norway, on 20 April 1939.
Dr Brundtland's first choice of career was neither environmentalist nor politician, but to become a doctor like her father.
Dr Brundtland was nominated as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the Executive Board of WHO in January 1998.
www.un.org /News/dh/hlpanel/brundtland-bio.htm   (711 words)

  
 AARP honors Norwegian ex-Prime Minister (Norway - the official site in the United States)
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland was honored for her lifelong dedication to social development this week as she was presented with the AARP Andrus Award in Washington, DC.
The fact that Dr. Brundtland herself has inspired a lot of people was not left untouched by the AARP in its ten-minute documentary presenting the Norwegian during the formal dinner held in her and Dr. Height's honor.
In her acceptance speech, Dr. Brundtland focused on the challenges the world faces as its population is aging at a rapid pace.
www.norway.org /News/archive/2004/200402gro.htm   (631 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Gro Harlem Brundtland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gro Harlem Brundtland (April 20, 1939 -) is a Norwegian politician.
Chair of the World Commission of Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission[?]), developing the broad political concept of sustainable development, published its report Our Common Future in April 1987.
Norwegian Prime Minister from May 9, 1986 until October 16, 1989, again from November 3, 1990 until October 25, 1996.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/gr/Gro_Harlem_Brundtland   (137 words)

  
 Gro Harlem Brundtland
The Brundtland Commission succeeded in two break-through accomplishments: (1) it linked poverty, equity, and security to environmental issues and (2) it recognized that the environment was a popular issue around which individuals, NGOs, and governments could rally.
According to Gro Harlem Brundtland, the director of the World Health Organization, "A tax increase is the single most important intervention by governments to curb tobacco consumption." A 10% tax increase worldwide could inspire 42 million people to stop smoking and would prevent approximately 10 million premature deaths.
Gro Harlem Brundtland, a physician who has served as the minister of the environment, became Norway's first female prime minister on February 4, 1981.
www.lycos.com /info/gro-harlem-brundtland.html   (549 words)

  
 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland Calls For Commitment
Brundtland said, "WHO will engage the private sector in constructive dialogue and this will be of critical importance with regard to the pharmaceutical sector.
Brundtland called smoking probably the single most rapidly increasing cause of death in the Americas.
Brundtland said she will establish closer relations with the private sector and with NGOs to explore common grounds in intensive efforts with tangible targets such as Roll Back Malaria and the Tobacco Free Initiative.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1998-09/PAHO-DGHB-210998.php   (1546 words)

  
 brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland was born in 1939 in Oslo, Norway.
From the time she was small, Gro Brundtland was encouraged to be independent and outspoken.
In 1964 her new family moved to the United States where Gro Brundtland was accepted at Harvard University to study public health.
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 Gro Harlem Brundtland
Norwayand#8217;s first female Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, completed her term as Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this year.
Among her most impressive contributions have been her outstanding efforts at improving the quality of life for women throughout the world and her recognition that poverty is the leading cause of illness and disease.
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 Gro Harlem Brundtland, honorary doctors 2005 - The University of Oslo
Gro Harlem Brundtland, born in 1939, received her degree in Medicine at the University of Oslo in 1963, and later gained a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard University.
She was appointed Minister of the Environment in 1974 and later served 3 terms as Prime Minister of Norway.
The University of Oslo is conferring an honorary doctorate on Gro Harlem Brundtland for her scientifically-based contribution to international environmental and health work.
www.uio.no /english/about_uio/honorary-doctors/2005/brundtland.html   (210 words)

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