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CIRSD Joins New Earth Institute SDSN Advisory Group

6/1/14

CIRSD Earth Institute Advisory Board

To strengthen the collaboration between the Center of International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University (EI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Earth Institute and SDSN have established the Earth Institute-Sustainable Development Solutions Network Advisory Group on International Relations and designated the members as Senior EI SDSN Advisors.

The advisors comprise members of the CIRSD Board of Advisors, as well as its President and senior staff.

Designated today was CIRSD Board Honorary Chairman Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé; CIRSD Board members Sheikh Muhammad Sabah Al Salem Al-Sabah, Shaukat Aziz, Mohamed Benaïssa, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, José Miguel Insulza, Markos Kyprianou, and Nur Hassan Wirajuda; CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić; CIRSD Executive Director Zdravko Ponoš, CIRSD Senior Fellow Damjan Krnjević Mišković, and CIRSD Program Director Nikola Jovanović.  Biographies can be found on the CIRSD Homepage under the heading “CIRSD Leadership.”

This announcement was made during the Belgrade meeting of the CIRSD Board of Advisors, which took place on 1 June 2014.

Earth Institute and SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs, who is also the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University and a member of the CIRSD Board, underlined that "the expertise of the CIRSD Board and senior staff in global diplomacy will complement the sustainable development expertise of the Earth Institute and the SDSN Leadership Council and SDSN global network. This new advisory group will therefore greatly advance the work of the EI and the UN SDSN in support of the new sustainable development agenda now being negotiated at the United Nations."