Gro Harlem Brundtland, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Norwegian politician

Date of Birth: 20-Apr-1939

Place of Birth: Bærum, Akershus, Norway

Profession: physician, politician, diplomat

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Gro Harlem Brundtland

  • Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norwegian pronunciation: ['gru? 'h????m 'br?ntl?n?]; born Gro Harlem, 20 April 1939) is a Norwegian politician, who served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96) and as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003.
  • She is also known for having chaired the Brundtland Commission which presented the Brundtland Report on sustainable development. Educated as a physician, Brundtland joined the Labour Party and entered the government in 1974 as Minister of the Environment.
  • She became the first female Prime Minister of Norway on 4 February 1981, but left office on 14 October 1981; she returned as Prime Minister on 9 May 1986 and served until 16 October 1989.
  • She finally returned for her third term on 3 November 1990.
  • From 1981 to 1992 she was leader of the Labour Party.
  • After her surprise resignation as Prime Minister in 1996, she became an international leader in sustainable development and public health, and served as Director-General of the World Health Organization and as UN Special Envoy on Climate Change from 2007 to 2010.
  • She is also deputy chair of The Elders and a former Vice-President of the Socialist International. Brundtland belonged to the moderate wing of her party and supported Norwegian membership in the European Union during the 1994 referendum.
  • As Prime Minister Brundtland became widely known as the "mother of the nation." Brundtland received the 1994 Charlemagne Prize, and has received many other awards and recognitions.

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