'Bar men from public office'

Nov 27 2003 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Six years ago, billionaire CNN founder Ted Turner established the United Nations Foundation to distribute £1 billion to UN causes.

Now, with the appointment to its board of Gro Harlem Brundtland, former director-general of the World Health Organisation, the Foundation has a majority of women on its board (six women and five men). According to Turner, it is the only major organisation in the world that has a majority of women board directors.

The appointment is the latest example of Turnerís belief that women should run the world because men have messed it up.

"I've said for years and I'm really serious about it, I think men should be barred from holding public office for 100 years. The men have been running the world for too long and they've made a mess of it."