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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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  • From hope to despair

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 21 June, 2012 at 2:43 20 comments

    The Future we Want is nowhere to be found in the already agreed Rio+20 outcome text, which world leaders are now rubber stamping and Greenwashing. The spin cycle has begun. At the same time some 20,000 people marched on the streets of Rio in protest... Read more >

  • I was recently humbled to accept an invitation from UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet to join her Global Civil Society Advisory Group. In reflecting on the appointment, I’d like to call to your attention the passionate environmentalist an... Read more >

  • A President for change?

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 8 June, 2012 at 17:10 19 comments

    When I met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia yesterday, he urged me to consider that Greenpeace and the Indonesian government are “in the same boat” and that “we share the same dream.” Words like this are certainly good to hear, as ... Read more >

  • Now more than ever

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 5 June, 2012 at 9:27 8 comments

    We’re at a critical stage in our journey as activists. As a movement we’re easy targets, and we’ve endured all manner of strife along the way. Today in many countries we face serious political and legal challenges, designed to punish and discourage di... Read more >

  • iCloud Action at Apple Store in New YorkThe Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They’ve become central tools for how we bring pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not careful, the Internet cou... Read more >

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