Tan Sri Razali Ismail...
Tan Sri Razali Ismail is presently appointed as Panel Member of the Board of Advisers for National Unity, Chairman of a few companies, project development, chip technology, engineering, insurance and the environment. He is also Chairman of the Malaysian Wetlands Foundation, Paya Indah Wetlands Sanctuary. He is Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Environment and Development National University of Malaysia, Adjunct Professor of 2 local universities – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia, a member of the Board of Advisers of Wetlands International Asia Pacific, Malaysia. He is Founding Member of the Governing Council of WSP-International based in Geneva since April 2000. He was appointed as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar since April 2000. He was also appointed a Pr-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia for the term July 2001 to July 2006.
Tan Sri Razali joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1962 and held various offices in India, France, the United Kingdom, Laos, Poland,German Democratic Republic Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
As the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations from 1988 to 1998, and concurrent Ambassador to Cuba, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Tan Sri Razali served in various capacities in the World Body and was actively involved in several bodies – both within and outside the United Nations system. From 1989 to 1999, he headed the Malaysian delegation to the UN Security Council and served twice as its President-in June 1989 and again in July 1990. In 1989, he was Chairman of the Group of 77. He was elected Chairman of the Commission on Sustainable Development in 1993. Tan Sri Razali was President of the Fifty-First Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 1996/1997.
He received the first Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environment Diplomacy by Peace University, New York on 11 May 1999 and was conferred a Fellow of INTAN on 15 May 1999. He was conferred the “Ordre Nation al du Merite” (National Order of Merit) by the French Government in November 2000.
Born in Kedah, Tan Sri Razali holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from Universiti Malaya. He is married and has three children.
Our Mission Statement
What we believe in...
WE, VOLUNTEERS OF SALAM, dedicated to achieving the goals of a civil society where every individual will have the opportunity to lead a life of dignity and fulfillment, hereby pledge:
To uphold and practice the spirit of volunteerism To share knowledge and experience with sincerity and humility To respect the traditions and cultures of other communities To foster friendship and solidarity among all peoples
Members Board of Trustees
Datuk Masidi Manjun
Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah
Datuk Ahmad A. Talib
Who we are
Salam in brief...
THE FOUNDING OF YAYASAN SALAM Malaysia is based on a very simple philosophy: that people everywhere are entitled to live in an environment that is just and equitable, and pursue a life of dignity and fulfillment. The goal of civil society is to ensure that people are helped to lead better lives.
Yayasan Salam regards volunteer work as a meaningful way to bring about change. Volunteer work helps to build strong communities by cultivating an ethic of sharing, helping and caring. Through Yayasan Salam, Malaysians now have the opportunity to contribute towards the building of civil society when they serve as volunteers at home and overseas.
SALAM volunteers work with people and communities in need, sharing with them their knowledge and skills, and building capabilities. We believe many Malaysians, especially youths, would like to contribute to this effort. Those who become SALAM volunteers will be placed to work with requesting organisations at home and abroad.
The launching of Yayasan Salam is significant in one other respect. For many years Malaysia has been a recipient of aid and assistance from many developed countries. This has contributed in no small measure to our development and progress as a nation. Our success of recent times has given us the confidence and reinforced our commitment to reach out and share our knowledge and expertise with others, within the limits of our resources and capabilities. In this context, the formation of a national volunteer corps and the sending of volunteers across borders is an expression of a new dimension in our nationhood.
The formation of Yayasan Salam underscores our belief that people must make a deliberate effort to reach out to other people to help build a better world. Our mission is to give expression to this objective through volunteer effort. Let us all join hands and together seek to make a meaningful difference.
Address: No 22, Jalan Changgai 6/22, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor., Malaysia.