POLITICIANS AND DIPLOMATS
Pia Ahrenki (@ECspokesPia) -- Spokesperson of the European Union. Tweets are a bit "official," but keep you abreast of EU news.
Laura Chinchilla (@Laura_Ch) -- President of Costa Rica. Describes herself as "Politóloga, esposa, mamá y Primera Servidora de la República de Costa Rica." Tweets in Spanish.
Amb. Eileen Donahoe (@ambdonahoe) -- U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council. (We urge Madame Ambassador to step up her Twitter game if she wants to hang around here.)
Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) -- The official Twitter account of the prime minister of Australia is a must-follow on Ozzie politics. Gillard herself tweets at times.
Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU) -- Vice President of the European Commission, fanatical about digital inclusion and rights.
Cecilia Malmström (@MalmstromEU) -- EU Home Affairs commissioner with tweets on numerous subjects, including human trafficking.
Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) -- Author and British member of Parliament. Mad tweeter of UK politics.
Marietje Schaake (@marietjed66) -- Dutch MEP with the D66 party, focused on human rights and Internet freedom. A trailblazer in the EU parliament.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) -- Coordinating minister for Nigeria's economy and minister of finance, former Africa managing director at the World Bank.
Amb. Nirupama Rao (@NMenonRao) -- India's witty ambassador to the United States.
Viviane Reding (@VivianeRedingEU) -- No-nonsense EU commissioner for justice, citizenship, and fundamental rights. Also tweets about the Euro Cup.
ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Elmira Bayrasli (@endeavoringe) -- Expert on small and medium enterprise in emerging markets. Also knows Turkey inside out.
Sharon Bowles (@SharonBowlesMEP) -- Chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and UK MP. A must-follow on the eurozone crisis.
Melinda Gates (@melindagates) -- Chair of the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation. Tweets often on global, maternal, and child health.
How Matters (@intldogooder) -- Blogger writing about how to make aid more effective.
Molly Kinder (@MollyKinder) -- Former USAID staffer now working on food security issues with @ONECampaign.
Lauren Jenkins (@laurenist) -- Development blogger and Henry Kissinger of the zombie apocalypse.
Christine Lagarde (@lagarde) -- Director of the International Monetary Fund. Tweets a bit too "officially" at times but if you want to know what she says at the IMF, follow her.
Josette Sheeran (@JosetteSheeran) -- Vice chair of the World Economic Forum, formerly head of the U.N. World Food Programme.