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Former President of Ireland (1990-1997)Mary Robinson was the President of Ireland from 1990–97, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997–2002. In July 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor. In 2010, Mary Robinson established The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. In March 2013, she was appointed UN Special Envoy to the Great Lakes region of Central Africa.