Kul Chandra Gautam Kul Chandra Gautam is a distinguished international civil servant, public policy expert and peace advocate.

He served as Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. He was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal on International Affairs and the Peace Process. He is a seasoned diplomat and civic leader and serves on the Boards of a number of international and national foundations and charitable organizations as chairman, member or advisor.

This website contains a comprehensive selection of Mr. Gautam's articles, interviews, speeches, photos and videos.

Responding to US Budget Cuts for United Nations

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Mar 20 2017 (IPS) - It is in UN’s long-term interest to gradually reduce its dependence on US funding and undue influence, as proposed by former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Kul Chandra Gautam US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposing a 28 percent cut in foreign aid, including drastic reduction in US funding More...

US Peace Corps Nepal Anniversary Remarks

US Peace Corps in Nepal – 55th anniversary remarks Madam Ambassador, members of the Peace Corps, and dear friends, Thank you, Madam Ambassador, and Director of the Peace Corps, for inviting a commoner like me who has no official title or function in Nepal to make some remarks at this special 55th anniversary to celebrate More...

Impeachment and impunity in Nepal

Impeachment of CIAA chief would be an important symbolic step, but it must not be used to hide or side-step widespread systemic impunity in Nepal’s body politic Nepal has seen many revolutions, agitations, armed insurgencies and peaceful people’s movements in the recent decades. These have led to changes in political systems; generally brought about greater freedom; More...

अद्भुत अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय नागरिकः कुलचन्द्र गौतम

जनताका ‘पब्लिक इन्टेलेक्चुअल’ महाभूकम्पले थलिएको मुलुकका लाखौं जनता अहिले पनि अस्थायी शिविरमा कष्टकर जीवन बिताउन बाध्य छन् । मधेश आन्दोलन र अमानवीय भारतीय नाकाबन्दीको दुःखबाट तंग्रिन थाले पनि देश लगातार सरकार परिवर्तन, कुशासन र भ्रष्टाचारको रोगबाट ग्रस्त छ । ‘संविधान बनेर पनि देशमा केही नहुने भो’ भन्ने निराशाका कारण जनतामा अवसाद बढ्दो छ । यस्तै More...