Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Abdoulie Janneh, Achim Steiner, Ad Melkert, Alain Le Roy, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Angela Kane, Anna Tibaijuka, Ann Veneman, Anthony Lake, António Guterres, Antonio Maria Costa, Arkady Shevchenko, B. Lynn Pascoe, Babatunde Osotimehin, Carman Lapointe-Young, Carol Bellamy, Gregory B. Starr, Gyan Chandra Acharya, James P. Grant, Jan Egeland, Jan Eliasson, Ján Kubiš, Jeffrey Sachs, Joan Clos i Matheu, John Holmes (British diplomat), Joseph Legwaila, Josette Sheeran, Kenzo Oshima, Kiyotaka Akasaka, Louise Arbour, Margot Wallström, Muhammad Shaaban, Navanethem Pillay, Nitin Desai, Noeleen Heyzer, Patricia O'Brien, Peter Hansen (UN), Philippe Douste-Blazy, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Rafeeuddin Ahmed, Rima Khalaf, Ruud Lubbers, Sadako Ogata, Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Sha Zukang, Supachai Panitchpakdi, Susana Malcorra, Susan McLurg, Thoraya Obaid, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos, Vijay K. Nambiar, Wolfgang Stöckl, Yasushi Akashi. Excerpt: Jeffrey David Sachs (; born November 5, 1954) is an American economist and Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. One of the youngest economics professors in the history of Harvard University, Sachs became known for his role as an adviser to Eastern European and developing country governments during the transition from communism to a market system or during periods of economic crisis. Subsequently he has been known for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization. Sachs is the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia's School of Public Health. He is Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty and hunger. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the United Nations Millennium Project's work on the Millennium Development Goals, eight internationally sanctioned objectives to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, and disease by the year 2015. Since 2010 he has also served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which leverages broadband technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development. Sachs has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). He has been named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" twice, in 2004 and 2005. Sachs was raised in Oak Park, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Oak Park High School. He attended Harvard College, where he received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1976. He went on
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