The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

Hasmy AGAM

Hasmy AGAM

Former Chairman of the Malaysian Commission on Human Rights, Former Ambassador from Malaysia to the UN

Hasmy Agam served as the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, President of the Security Council of the UN, and Secretary-General of the Association of South-East Asian Nations Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hasmy Agam is the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations. In his capacity as the Malaysian Permanent Representative, which he assumed in April 1998, he served as President of the Security Council twice -- in July 1999 and August 2000. From 1993 to 1997, he served in his country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first, as the Secretary-General of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Division and, subsequently, as the Deputy Secretary-General for International Organization Affairs.

Hasmy Agam was Malaysia's Ambassador to France, with concurrent accreditation to Portugal, from 1990 to 1993, and Ambassador to Libya, with concurrent accreditation to Malta, from 1986 to 1989. He was also Under-Secretary for South-East Asia, from 1983 to 1984, and Planning (1984 to 1986). In 1981 he became head of Malaysia's Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, having served in various capacities at the Political Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1968, including assignments in his country's diplomatic missions in Saigon, Washington, D.C., Hanoi and London.

Hasmy Agam obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, and his Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.