Kul Chandra Gautam

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"Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam is a former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. In his long and distinguished career with the United Nations, spanning over three decades, Mr. Gautam had extensive dealings with senior levels of donor governments, development agencies, NGOs and the corporate sector in policy dialogue, advocacy and resource mobilization. Mr. Gautam was the key senior UNICEF officer responsible for drafting the Declaration and Plan of Action of the 1990 World Summit for Children, the largest gathering of world leaders in history until that time. In 2002 he led the organization of another major United Nations conference - the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children - attended by 70 world leaders and thousands of child rights activists and civil society leaders, including celebrities and Nobel Prize Laureates. Mr. Gautam also has hands-on experience at the field level, serving UNICEF in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Haiti and India. Mr. Gautam, a citizen of Nepal, received his higher education in international relations and development economics at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and Harvard University in the United States of America." [1]

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  1. Board, Global Action for Children, accessed January 24, 2011.