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Kul Chandra Gautam


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Kul is a distinguished diplomat, development professional and a former senior official of the United Nations. Currently, he serves on the boards of several international and national organisations, charitable foundations and public-private partnerships. Previously, he served in senior managerial and leadership positions with the United Nations in several countries, in a career spanning over three decades. As a former deputy executive director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, he holds extensive experience in international diplomacy, development cooperation, and humanitarian assistance.

A citizen of Nepal, Kul is active in Nepal’s civil society in promoting human rights, socioeconomic development, democracy, and good governance. He writes on, speaks about, and informally advises Nepal’s political and civil society leadership as well as the international community on Nepal’s peace process, consolidation of democracy, human rights, and socioeconomic development.

Internationally, he continues to be active in advocacy of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of child rights, global health, nutrition, basic education, and human development.