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Eveline Herfkens - Netherlands

Recently appointed the UN Secretary-General's Executive Coordinator for the Millenium Development Goals Campaign.She was Minister for Development Co-operation from 1998 to 2002. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Herfkens was Ambassador to the United Nations and the WTO. During that time, she was a member of the Board of UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and Chair of the Bureau of the Economic Commission for Europe. From 1990 to 1996, she was Executive Director of the World Bank Group. Before that, Ms. Herfkens was a member of Parliament for the Labour Party of the Netherlands for nine years. Trained as a lawyer, Ms. Herfkens has also been active in several non-governmental organizations.

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