Achim Steiner

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(deep state functionary)
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Born17 May 1961
NationalityBrazilian, German
Alma materWorcester College (Oxford), School of Oriental and African Studies, Harvard Business School
Deep state functionary, UNDP administrator since 2017

Achim Steiner is an deep state functionary who in 2017 was appointed administrator of the UNDP, in whihc role he played along with the COVID-19 official narrative. Before joining UNDP, he held various administrative jobs. He was Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Secretary-General of the World Commission on Dams.

“In some low- and middle-income countries, less than 1 per cent of the population is vaccinated – this is contributing to a two-track recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic It’s time for swift, collective action – this new COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Dashboard will provide Governments, policymakers and international organisations with unique insights to accelerate the global delivery of vaccines and mitigate the devastating socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.”
Achim Steiner (22 July 2021)  [1]

Background

The son of a German farmer who had emigrated to Rio Grande do Sul,[2] Achim Steiner was born in Brazil in 1961 and holds German as well as Brazilian citizenship. He went to school in Carazinho and at Dover College.[3] He obtained a bachelor's degree from Worcester College of the University of Oxford and a master's degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London, specializing in development economics, regional planning, international development and environmental policy. He also studied at the German Development Institute and the Harvard Business School.[4]

Career

Steiner started his career in 1989 at the Rural Regional Development Department, GIZ, in Germany. From 1991 to 1997 he worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Southern Africa and Washington, D.C. He was Chief Technical Adviser of the Mekong River Commission (1997–1998) before becoming Secretary-General of the World Commission on Dams. In 2001 he returned to IUCN as Director-General.[5]

United Nations Environment Programme, 2006–2016

Acting on the nomination of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the United Nations General Assembly in 2006 unanimously elected Steiner Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a four-year term. At the time, he was not nominated by a Member State, but prevailed over candidates such as Børge Brende of Norway and Rajendra K. Pachauri of India.[6] His mandate was later extended twice, this time on the proposal of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Secretary-General appointed Steiner as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), where he served from March 2009 to May 2011. Within the UN system he also chaired the High-level Committee on Programmes of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination and the United Nations Environment Management Group. On 3 May 2016, Ban Ki-moon announced that the post of Executive Director of UNEP would be taken over by Erik Solheim in June 2016.[7]

Oxford Martin School, 2016–2017

Upon leaving UNEP, Steiner was appointed director of the Oxford Martin School, a post he took up in September 2016.[8] In addition to his role at the University of Oxford, Steiner was appointed Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement by the Federal Government of Germany in October 2016.[9]

In late 2015, Reuters reported that Steiner was one of three candidates shortlisted to succeed António Guterres as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, alongside Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark, Jasmine Whitbread of the United Kingdom, and Filippo Grandi of Italy;[10][11] the post eventually went to Grandi.[12]

United Nations Development Programme, 2017–present

In April 2017, following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Steiner as the programme's new Administrator.[13] On 19 April 2017, the United Nations General Assembly confirmed him for a four-year term.

In November 2018, Guterres also appointed Steiner to co-chair (alongside Maria Ramos) the United Nations' Task Force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.[14]

Other activities

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Munich Security Conference/201812 February 201814 February 2018Germany
Munich
Bavaria
The 54th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/202218 February 202220 February 2022Germany
Munich
Bavaria
Munich Security Conference/202416 February 202418 February 2024Germany
Munich
Bavaria
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists - in their own bubble, far from the concerns of their subjects
WEF/Annual Meeting/200421 January 200425 January 2004World Economic Forum
Switzerland
2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.
WEF/Annual Meeting/200724 January 200728 January 2007SwitzerlandOnly the 449 public figures listed of ~2200 participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/200823 January 200827 January 2008SwitzerlandAt the 2008 summit, Klaus Schwab called for a coordinated approach, where different 'stakeholders' collaborate across geographical, industrial, political and cultural boundaries."
WEF/Annual Meeting/200923 January 200927 January 2009World Economic Forum
Switzerland
Chairman Klaus Schwab outlined five objectives driving the Forum’s efforts to shape the global agenda, including letting the banks that caused the 2008 economic crisis keep writing the rules, the climate change agenda, over-national government structures, taking control over businesses with the stakeholder agenda, and a "new charter for the global economic order".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013World Economic Forum
Switzerland
2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
Switzerland
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201521 January 201524 January 2015SwitzerlandAttended by a lot of people. This page lists only the 261 "Public Figures".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Switzerland
Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
Switzerland
2950 known participants, including prominently Bill Gates. "Offers a platform for the most effective and engaged leaders to achieve common goals for greater societal leadership."
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
Switzerland
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
Switzerland
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
Switzerland
The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"
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References

  1. https://www.who.int/news/item/22-07-2021-vaccine-inequity-undermining-global-economic-recovery
  2. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/achim-steiner-we-havent-even-begun-to-understand-the-damage-we-are-bringing-to-bear-on-the-7627545.html
  3. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/achim-steiner-we-havent-even-begun-to-understand-the-damage-we-are-bringing-to-bear-on-the-7627545.html
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20141105013355/http://ssc.undp.org/content/ssc/services/expo/2013/the_expo/highlevel_opening_ceremony/biography_achim_steiner.html
  5. http://www.weforum.org/contributors/achim-steiner
  6. https://www.un.org/press/en/2006/sg2108.doc.htm
  7. http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=27074&ArticleID=36162&l=en
  8. http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/20160224-new-director
  9. http://disasterdisplacement.org/about-us/the-envoy-of-the-chair/
  10. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-refugees-guterres-idUSKCN0S232Q20151008
  11. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/12/world/veteran-italian-diplomat-at-un-to-get-top-refugee-post.html
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/12/un-appoints-filippo-grandi-as-next-high-commissioner-for-refugees
  13. https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/sga1724.doc.htm
  14. https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/personnel-appointments/2018-11-29/task-force-digital-financing-sustainable-development
  15. http://www.genunlimited.org/index_news-and-events.html World leaders unite under new initiative to provide quality education and training for young people
  16. https://www.unaids.org/en/aboutunaids/unaidsleadership
  17. https://genderchampions.com/champions Members
  18. http://www.tiwb.org/about/governing-board/ Governing Board
  19. https://web.archive.org/web/20161104141453/http://www.nachhaltigkeitsrat.de/presseinformationen/pressemitteilungen/detailansicht/artikel/bundeskanzlerin-beruft-rat-fuer-nachhaltige-entwicklung-neu/
  20. https://www.olympic.org/sustainability-and-legacy-commission
  21. http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/about/director/
  22. https://www.agora-verkehrswende.de/ueber-uns/rat/
  23. http://disasterdisplacement.org/about-us/the-envoy-of-the-chair/
  24. http://www.earthday.org/about/global-advisory-committee/
  25. http://www.teebweb.org/about/teeb-advisory/