International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s largest environmental network, has appointed Fiji national Radhika Murti as one of its youngest directors.

As the new Director of the Global Programme on Ecosystem Management, Murti is in charge of IUCN’s work covering ecosystem assessments, dry lands management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and conservation on islands.

Murti joined IUCN in 2008 as a Project Officer, relocating from Suva to IUCN’s headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.

Prior to joining IUCN, she worked with the Ministry for Fisheries and Forest of Fiji.

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations – Nazhat Shameem Khan expressed pride at this important achievement by a Fijian living in Switzerland.

IUCN is a membership Union composed of governments and civil society organizations.

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