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President congratulates Mary Robinson on her appointment as Chair of the Elders

Date: Fri 2nd Nov, 2018 | 12:35

President Michael D. Higgins has congratulated Mary Robinson on her appointment as Chair of the Elders.

“Mary Robinson’s appointment as chair of the Elders is a testament to the very high regard in which she is held at a global level, and she continues to be a source of inspiration and deep pride for the Irish people. In her new role, Mary Robinson will build on the work of the late Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela in harnessing the wisdom and experience of so many remarkable individuals to tackle the most pressing issues facing our world. 

Mary Robinson’s vast experience and personal, academic and executive contribution in the areas of Human Rights, the Multilateral System, Africa and the Middle East and most valuably on Climate Justice makes her well-placed to lead the Elders in maintaining its strong, independent voice to promote the common interests of humanity and protect the universal human rights we all share. On behalf of the Irish people I congratulate Mary Robinson on her appointment and wish her every success in her new role.”