UN Secretary-General Appoints Two New Climate Change Envoys

Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana 18 September 2008: The UN Secretary-General has appointed

Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana, and Srgjan Kerim, outgoing

President of the UN General Assembly, as Special Envoys on climate change.


will join two other Special Envoys that were appointed in May 2007, Gro Harlem

Brundtland, former Norwegian Prime Minister, and Ricardo Lagos Escobar, former

President of Chile, and will support the Secretary-General in his consultations

with heads of State and government and push for progress in the Poznan Climate

Change talks in December 2008. [UN News Report]