The WISE Prize for Education


Ms Mary Robinson

Position: President of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
Country: Ireland
Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.  She served as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. She is a member of the Elders and the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States, Barack Obama. She is a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.

A former President of the International Commission of Jurists and former Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, she was President and Founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002 to 2010.

Mary Robinson serves as Honorary President of Oxfam International and Chair of Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business in addition to being a board member of several organizations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. She has been the Chancellor of the University of Dublin since 1998.