Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland is a Norwegian Social democratic politician, diplomat, physician, and an international leader in sustainable development and public health.
She is a former Prime Minister of Norway (1990-1996), and has served as the Director General of the World Health Organization (1998-2003). She also served as Leader of the Labour Party (1979-1996), Minister of the Environment (1974-1979) and Member of the Norwegian Parliament (1969-1997).
She served as Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from 2007 to 2010. In 2008 she became the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. She serves as Deputy Chair of The Elders.