President and former US Senator
United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund
Timothy Wirth is the President of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund. Both organizations were founded in 1998 through a major financial commitment from Ted Turner to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations.
Wirth represented Denver suburbs in Congress from 1975 to1987. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, where he focused on environmental issues, particularly global climate change and population stabilization.
Following these two decades of elected politics, Wirth was national Co-chair of the Clinton-Gore campaign, and served in the U.S. Department of State as the first Undersecretary for Global Affairs from 1993 to 1997. He was recently honored as a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme.