Mary Robinson

Founder Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

For more than 50 years, Mary Robinson has been campaigning for social change and has been a passionate advocate for human rights, gender equality, women’s participation in peacebuilding, human dignity and climate justice. Mary Robinson is a strong advocate for climate justice and intergenerational dialogue. She led the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice between 2010-2019, a centre for education and advocacy on sustainable and people-centred development in the world’s poorest communities. After successfully achieving its strategic objectives, the Foundation came to a planned close in April 2019. Other highlights of her career: President of Ireland, 1990-1997; United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997-2002; Chancellor of the University of Dublin, 1998-2019; UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, 2014-2015; UN Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate, 2016; Chair of The Elders, 2018 – ; Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin, 2019 – .