The Arab Woman: Razan Al Mubarak Leads the way as the First Female Arab President of the IUCN

Her Excellency, Razan Al Mubarak, is now the first Arab woman and the second female to lead the International Union for Conservation of Nature in its 72-year history.

Previously, Razan Al Mubarak had stated that “female empowerment is a journey and challenging stereotypes is a duty for all. There is no doubt that this is what her excellency is doing; as a role model, not only to Arab women, but for ALL women who aspire to excel in male-dominated industries.

A Vision For IUCN

Razan Al Mubarak will focus on implementing scientific evidence-based policies to protect nature and combat climate change. She also plans to strengthen the union’s finances, listening to its members and promoting sustainability worldwide.

We must work together across all the Union’s constituencies to demonstrate an undivided commitment to success.

I am truly honored to have been elected as the 15th President of the IUCN, especially in this critical moment when we need to elevate nature conservation to the forefront of the global sustainability agenda. I am grateful to the UAE leadership and its institutions for their support, trust, confidence, and their belief not only in me but in the importance of elevating the issue of nature conservation globally.

His Excellency, Mohamed Bin Zayed congratulating Razan Al Mubarak

Razan began her career in 2001 with Emirates Nature WWF and has even made it to the ‘Top 100 Young Global Leaders’ by the World Economic Forum in 2018. She has also been the youngest person to be appointed as Secretary-General of the EAD. Now, she continues to make history as the first Arab female President of the IUCN.

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