Martin Khor Kok Peng (November 9, 1951 – 1 April 2020) was the Executive Director of the South Centre (an intergovernmental organisation of developing countries based in Geneva, Switzerland) from 1 March 2009 to 2018. He replaced Dr. Yash Tandon who was the Executive Director of the South Centre from 2005 to 2009. Khor was also a journalist, economist and the former Director of the Third World Network, which is based in Penang, Malaysia.
Khor in 2013
|Member of the UN Secretary General|
1997 – April 1, 2020
|Executive Director of South Centre (organization)|
March 1, 2009 – July 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Yash Tandon|
|Succeeded by||Carlos María Correa|
Martin Khor Kok Peng
November 9, 1951
|Died||April 1, 2020 (aged 68)|
|Cause of death||Complications of cancer|
|Resting place||Mount Erskine|
Universiti Sains of Malaysia
Khor was born in Penang, Malaysia. He was active in the civil society movement. He attended the World Social Forum (WSF 2003, 2002), European social forum (2004) and in 1999 and 2000, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
He was also a member of the UN Secretary-General's Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements since 1997, and a member of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's National Committee on Multilateral Trade Issues in Malaysia. He was a Vice-Chair of the Working Group of Experts on the Right to Development under the UN Commission on Human Rights.
Illness and deathEdit
Khor had been fighting cancer since 2015, and he had returned to Penang to fight it. He passed away on April 1st, 2020. His wake was held at the funeral parlor at Mount Erskine on the following day and his funeral was held on April 2nd at the same location. He had a daughter and a wife at the time of his death and Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan paid tribute to him.
- about the WSF "That is a new global relationship between countries that promote the weak rather than the strong"
- about the patent system and intellectual property in general "One of the solutions is finding ways to promote innovation and to reward good work without necessarily using the intellectual property system, because it may not be the right system to provide rewards all the time."
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