The IUCN Global Council elects former Minister of State for Environment Malik Amin Aslam Khan as its Vice President

The 36-Member IUCN’s Global Council in its first meeting held on February 8th, 2017 at Gland, Switzerland elected former Minister of State from Pakistan, Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan as IUCN’s Global Vice President for the period 2017-2020. In this role, he will advise and closely assist the current President of IUCN, Mr. Zhang Xinsheng of China who was elected at the World Conservation Congress held in Hawaii in September 2016.   

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After being earlier elected as one of the five Regional Councillors for West Asia, Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan became a member of the 37-member IUCN Global Council which is the principal governing body of the International Union for Conservation of Nature – the world’s largest and oldest environmental body with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. The Council is responsible for the general governance of IUCN and setting the strategic direction at a global level.

Having many years’ experience in political governance and in the field of climate change and development, Malik Amin Aslam is now serving a four-year term as IUCN Regional Councilor for South Asia and also Chairs the Green Growth Initiative in KP province.

Malik Amin Aslam Khan has served as the Minister of State for Environment (2004-2007) and has been a member on the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development since 2007. He is also the Environment Advisor/Chief Environmental spokesperson for Pakistan Tehrek-i-insaaf and a member of the party’s Core Committee.

 

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