Eveline Herfkens

Founder, UN Millennium Campaign, Vice Chair, Governing Board, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development

Eveline Herfkens is Founder of the UN Millennium Campaign. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed Ms Herfkens Executive Coordinator for the Millennium Development Goals Campaign in 2002, a position she held until 2008. She continued to be involved with the Campaign on a volunteer basis as its Founder until 2010. Currently Ms Herfkens participates in the work of several INGOs and international organizations with a focus on economic and social development. She is Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (Geneva, Switzerland); member of the Governing Board of the African Centre for Economic Transformation (Accra, Ghana), the Governing Board of the International Partnership for Microbicides (Washington D.C., USA) and .the ILO/WHO Social Protection Floor Advisory Group (Geneva), as well as consultant to the World Bank and the OECD/DAC. Ms Herfkens was the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation from 1998 to 2002. Before becoming a Minister, Ms. Herfkens served as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, in Geneva (1996-1998) and was a member of the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. (1990-1996). She was a Member of Parliament in the Netherlands from 1981 to 1990 and worked in the Ministry for Development Cooperation from 1976 to 1980. Over her long career, Ms Herfkens has been a member of various international advisory and coordinating groups focused on development such as the ILO World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization global level and the UN Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa. Ms Herfkens has also authored many articles and op-eds on aid, trade and development. She is a graduate of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands with a degree in Law (1975).

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11 June 2009
Of course, the easy retort is that her recipe - more foreign investment and access to international capital markets - while feasible (and actually happening) at the time she wrote her book, offers no alternative at present: due to the economic crisis foreign money flows have been reversing and...
30 April 2009
Depuis que les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD) ont été convenus en 2000, de nombreux pays en développement ont fait de grandes avancées. Le monde était sur la bonne voie pour réaliser au moinsle premier Objectif du Millénaire, qui vise à réduire de moitié le nombre de personnes...
29 April 2009
Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed in 2000, many developing countries have made great strides. The world was on track to achieve at least the first Millennium Goal of halving the number of extreme poor, and it was coming close to reaching several other objectives as well. But...