화요일, 6월 16, 2015

Profile of Presidenet Anote Tong, the first laureate of the Sunhak Peace Prize



President Anote Tong

























Profile of Presidenet Anote Tong, the first laureate of the Sunhak Peace Prize



- Born on 11 June 1952, Fanning Island, Line Islands, Kiribati
- Married to Meme Bernadette, 8 children

■ Reason for selection

President Anote Tong improved global awareness of the severity of climate change and sought for action by the international community for its solution.


■ Professional background

- 1974~1976      : Assistant Secretary (Development), Economic Planning Office, Ministry of Finance
- 1976~1977      : Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Education
- 1978              : Director of Economic Planning, Ministry of Economic Planning
- 1978~1980      : Project Officer, South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation (SPEC)
- 1980~1982      : Secretary for Ministry of Communications & Works
- 1982~1983      : Secretary for Ministry of Natural Resources Development
- 1983~1992      : Director, Atoll Research and Development Unit, USP
- 1993~1994      : Administrative Secretary, Pacific Air-Services Alliance Corp (PASA)
- 1994              : Elected Member of Parliament for Maiana
- 1994~1996      : Minister of Natural Resources Development
- 1996~2003      : Member of Parliament (Boutokaan Te Koaua party)
- July 2003        : Elected President of Kiribati
- October 2007  : Re-elected President of Kiribati


■ Major awards

- 2008 David B. Stone Award (New England Aquarium Foundation)
- 2009 Taiwan Medal Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon, Speaker of the Legislative Yuan
- 2012 Peter Benchley Ocean Award (Blue Frontier Campaign)
- 2012 Hillary Award (Hilary Institute of International Leadership)

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