“Humanity’s greatest challenge is to eradicate extreme poverty without destroying our planet. Our progress will define the fate of humankind in the 21st century.”
Former President Horst Köhler
Appointment as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara
On 16 August 2017 UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Horst Köhler as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. Köhler succeeds Christopher Ross, who resigned in March 2017 after 8 years in Office.