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Jiang Mingjun Appointed as President of UNAOC Ecological Civilization Committee

(IESCO, New York) On April 2, UNAOC Ecological Civilization Committee was set up here during UNAOC’s special session themes on “Peaceful Coexistence as the Way of Sustainable Development: Development Agenda after 2015”, held here in the UN headquarters.

Nasir Abdelaziz Nassar, Chairman of the 66th UN session and the senior representative of UNAOC, appointed Jiang Mingjun, currently the Director-General of IESCO, as the president of UNAOC Ecological Civilization Committee. 

Jiang, a world famous ecologist, started research on non-traditional safety and international issues from 1993 and positioned non-safety factors affecting human survival and national development in terms of safety from the perspective of ecology. He also put forward ecological safety theory, invented ecological safety system and set up the ecological safety management system.

In recent years he edited and published 11 academic books. Four of them were approved to be innovative courses by Appraisal Committee of China Higher Education.

His book Introduction to Ecological Safety won the award of China Governmental Publishing Prize earlier this year.

Jiang is also an academician of UN International Royal Heritage Academy, an academician of International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences and an academician of Russia Academy of Energy and Sciences. 

He also serves as the Secretary-General of International Coordinating Committee in Asia-Pacific Region, the Executive Director of UNDP Ecology Center, a member of the Standing Committee of UN-Habitat Urban Management Committee and the Executive Director of Youth Empowerment and Ecology Committee.

Jiang is the founding president of IESCO and also the founding president of Global Parties Climate and Ecological Alliance (GPCEA). 

He also engaged in the argumentation, planning and evaluation of major projects in Russia, guided the construction of “Ecological Safety Demonstration Zone” in Preah Vihear at the border zone of Cambodia and Thailand.

He also involved in the “Central America Natural Ecological Zone”, the urban development of eco-cities and the innovative cities of “Kansas City”, “Richmond in Canada”, “Dongying city in China” and “Medellin City in Colombia”.

He is always making great contributions to ecological civilization construction, ecological safety landscape and sustainable development. 

Jiang believes that current world is undergoing tremendous developments, major adjustments and extremely complicated changes. Along with the in-depth development of the world multi-polarization and economic globalization, the information impact on society increases and the international community becomes more and more interlinked and interdependent. 

In the current international landscape, peace and development remain the main theme, and in shown in the common desire and vigorous pursuit of “civilization and dialogue, mutual trust and cooperation, peace and development”, Jiang said.

Ecological civilization constitutes a major part of global civilization. It is marked by the progress in the interrelationship between man and nature, man and man, man and society, including consciousness civilization, behavior civilization and system civilization.

With the purpose to regulating human behaviors and confronted by environmental destruction, resource shortage and ecological crisis, we can no longer sacrifice the environment in exchange for temporary economic gain and become sinners of our offspring and history, he always stresses in his books.








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