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Kumi Naidoo

Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009.

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  • Please don't squander this moment

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 9 December, 2011 at 13:42

     

    An open letter to the governments of the world meeting in Durban

    Dear friends,

    Welcome to our city.

    We remember a time in Durban – indeed, a period in the history of this nation of South Africa – when we feared that the apartheid states' ... Read more >

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    Of the many things I'd forgotten about my home town of Durban, the one I'm reminded of most often is the humidity. When we were kids here we'd go to discos and be dripping with sweat after a few minutes of dancing. It's the same thirt... Read more >

  • Occupy the world

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 20 October, 2011 at 14:08 18 comments

    Credit: NASA

    At the weekend my twitter feed was alive with news of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including in my adopted city of Amsterdam, taking a stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    It is a... Read more >

  • 2011 Green Game Changers

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 30 September, 2011 at 17:03 1 comment

    The Huffington Post has been kind enough to include me in their list of game changers for 2011. It really is an honour to see myself in the company of such amazing and inspiring people – all of whom are doing fantastic work.

    While all of the nominee... Read more >

  • 40 years of Inspiring Action

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 15 September, 2011 at 8:48 105 comments

    Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better future for our pla... Read more >

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