Connect with us

Biography

António Guterres Biography

blank

Published

on

António Guterres

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017.

Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, Mr. Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015,  heading one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations during some of the most serious displacement crises in decades. The conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the crises in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Yemen, led to a huge rise in UNHCR’s activities as the number of people displaced by conflict and persecution rose from 38 million in 2005 to over 60 million in 2015.

Before joining UNHCR, Mr. Guterres spent more than 20 years in government and public service. He served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, during which time he was heavily involved in the international effort to resolve the crisis in East Timor.

As president of the European Council in early 2000, he led the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs, and co-chaired the first European Union-Africa summit. He was a member of the Portuguese Council of State from 1991 to 2002.

Mr. Guterres was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in 1976 where he served as a member for 17 years. During that time, he chaired the Parliamentary Committee for Economy, Finance and Planning, and later the Parliamentary Committee for Territorial Administration, Municipalities and Environment. He was also leader of his party’s parliamentary group.

From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Guterres was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where he chaired the Committee on Demography, Migration and Refugees.

For many years Mr. Guterres was active in the Socialist International, a worldwide organization of social democratic political parties. He was the group’s vice-president from 1992 to 1999, co-chairing the African Committee and later the Development Committee. He served as President from 1999 until mid-2005. In addition, he founded the Portuguese Refugee Council as well as the Portuguese Consumers Association DECO, and served as president of the Centro de Acção Social Universitário, an association carrying out social development projects in poor neighbourhoods of Lisbon, in the early 1970s.

Mr. Guterres is a member of the Club of Madrid, a leadership alliance of democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world.

Mr. Guterres was born in Lisbon in 1949 and graduated from the Instituto Superior Técnico with a degree in engineering. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. He is married to Catarina de Almeida Vaz Pinto, Deputy Mayor for Culture of Lisbon, and has two children, a stepson and three grandchildren.

Advertisement

Biography

Isra Hirsi Biography

blank

Published

on

By

Isra Hirsi Biography

Glusea brings to you Isra Hirsi biography. She is an American environmental activist and has previously served as co-executive director of US Youth climate strike. She was named on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 Government and Politics list

Isra Hirsi Biography

Isra Hirsi was born on 22nd February, 2003. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is the daughter of the U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar  and Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi. At the age of 12, she was one of the participants protesting for justice for Jamar Clark at the Mall of America.

 Hirsi is currently a student at Minneapolis South High School. She became involved in climate activism after joining her high school’s environmental club in her freshman year.

Hirsi has coordinated the organization of hundreds of student-led strikes across the United States on March 15 and May 3, 2019.

She co-founded the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, the American arm of a global youth climate change movement, in January 2019.

Read Ihan Omar net worth

 She acts as the co-executive director of this group. In 2019, she won a Brower Youth Award. That same year, Hirsi received the Voice of the Future Award.

 In 2020, Hirsi was placed on BET’s “Future 40” list, which is a list of “40 of the most inspiring and innovative vanguards who are redefining what it means to be unapologetically young, gifted & black”. Hirsi gave her first TEDx talk entitled “Angry Black Girl” on February 22, 2020.

Contacts

Tiwtter

Instagram

Continue Reading

Biography

Martin Amidu Biography

blank

Published

on

By

Martin Amidu Biography

Glusea brings to you Martin Amidu biography and all information you need to know about the former Ghana’s Special anti-corruption leader. Keep reading to find out more here

Martin Amidu Biography

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012. He is the man, who introduced the word ‘gargantuan‘, into the lexicon of Ghanaian politics, when he opened the can of worms about the Woyome scandal which was set to be the worst financial scandal in Ghana’s fiscal history at the time.

On 11 January 2018, Martin A.B.K Amidu was named by the President of Ghana as the Special Prosecutor for the newly created Office of the Special Prosecutor.

Amidu served as the Deputy Attorney-General for about the last four years of the Provisional National Defence Council military government. Amidu is a member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) After civilian rule was established in the Fourth Republic in January 1993, he continued to serve in the government of Jerry Rawlings as Deputy Attorney-General. This he did for both terms lasting eight years until January 2001.

In the December 2000 presidential elections, he stood as the running mate of John Atta Mills. They both however lost to President John Kufuor that year.

In January 2010, following a cabinet reshuffle, President Mills replaced Cletus Avoka with Amidu as the Minister for Interior. As Amidu is a Builsa, some people raised questions as to his neutrality in dealing with the Bawku conflict. He however went successfully through vetting by the Parliament of Ghana and assumed his post.

More on Martin Amidu Biography

Following the second major cabinet reshuffle by President Mills, Amidu became the Attorney general and Minister for Justice of Ghana.

Martin Amidu was relieved of his post on Thursday January 19, 2012 by President John Evans Atta Mills under circumstances described by aids as ‘his misconduct’ at a meeting chaired by the president at the Osu Castle on January 18, 2012. He made allegations related to alleged financial impropriety on the part of another cabinet minister, allegations he was asked by the president to substantiate.

Martin Amidu, the former Attorney General, single-handedly challenged the legality of the payments after being relieved off his post at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court in 2014 ordered Mr. Woyome to pay back the money as Supreme Court judges unanimously granted the Attorney-General clearance to execute the court’s judgment, ordering Mr. Woyome to refund the cash to the state.

Martin Amidu Biography

Following the delays in retrieving the money, Mr. Amidu in 2016, filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking to examine Alfred Woyome, on how he would pay back the money, after the Attorney General’s office under the Mahama Administration, led by the former Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, discontinued a similar application.

In February 2017 however, Mr. Amidu withdrew his suit seeking an oral examination, explaining that the change of government under the New Patriotic Party under His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo and his Attorney General, Miss Gloria Akuffo’s assurance to retrieve all judgment debts wrongfully paid to individuals Mr. Woyome in response prayed the Supreme Court to stay proceedings on the oral examination since he had filed for a review on the case.

His lawyer, Ken Anku, argued that, his client will face an irreparable damage if the oral examination is allowed to take place but the deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, opposed the application, describing the reasons as incompetent and unmeritorious according to citifmonline.

He is Ghana’s first Special prosecutor nominated for parliament’s approval. The nomination was announced by the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo on January 11, 2018. Martin A.B.K. Amidu was sworn into office on Friday, February 23, 2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House.

Amidu at the swearing in ceremony thanked the Attorney General and the President for appointing him, and promised to fight corruption in the country without fear or favour.

Read Akuffo Addo Allegedly Caught on Tape Taking Bribe

He resigned as special prosecutor on 16th November, 2020 after two years in office. He cited among other reasons, presidential interference as the major cause.

Continue Reading

Biography

Kevin Taylor Biography

blank

Published

on

By

Kevin Taylor Biography

Kevin Taylor Biography. He is an American soccer player who most recently played for AFC Ann Arbor in the National Premier Soccer League.

Taylor grew up in Miami, Florida, where he was a 1997 and 1998 All-State and 2000 second-team All-American soccer player at Gulliver Preparatory School. He played college soccer at the University of Michigan from 2000 to 2003., and spent the 2003 collegiate off-season with the Michigan Bucks of the USL Premier Development League.

Kevin Taylor Biography

Taylor was drafted in the third round (25th fifth overall) of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids, but he was not offered a contract by the team, and he returned to play for Bucks for the 2004 and 2005 PDL seasons. In 2005, he was named the PDL Defender of the Year.

Professional

Following the Bucks’ elimination from the 2005 PDL playoffs, Taylor signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division. He played one game with the Rhinos in 2004 and then three games in 2005. On March 30, 2007, he signed a one-year contract with an option for a second year with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division.

Kevin Taylor Biography

After being released by the Thunder in February 2009, Taylor re-signed with the Michigan Bucks.

In 2013, Taylor signed with Detroit City, and scored on a penalty kick in his second game

Continue Reading
Advertisement Enter ad code h ere
Advertisements
Advertisements
Advertisements
Advertisement Enter ad co de here
Advertisement Enter ad code he re

Trending