Interview with Achim Steiner

30-09-2010 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 879

Achim Steiner is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Under-Secretary General. Effective as of 1 March 2009, Mr Steiner was also appointed Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). From 2001 to 2006 he was Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

The interview was conducted on 5 October 2010 by Claude Voillat, Economic Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Michael Siegrist, Assistant Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross.