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.

U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention

KATHMANDU, Nov 19 2014 (IPS) - On Nov. 20, the whole world will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world’s most universally ratified human rights treaty, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Sadly, the United States of America won’t be at the party or will simply be watching from the sidelines. More...

Ending HIV/AIDS by 2030 Lessons from UNICEF Experience in Promoting Child Survival

Remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam· at UNAIDS Regional Management Meeting Bangkok, 27 October 2014 It is a tremendous honour to follow the brilliant presentation by Professor Praphan Phanuphak, and to precede my good friend and the dynamic head of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe. I have been a bit out of touch with latest developments in HIV/AIDS More...

Fostering Closer World Bank – UN partnership in human development

Remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam at World Bank Staff Brown Bag Lunch Kathmandu, 20 August 2014 It is a real pleasure to join you all – development professionals of the World Bank – a great institution that celebrated 50 years of very productive partnership with Nepal a few years ago. I was delighted to see More...

Basic Education in Nepal and the World – Challenges and Prospects

Inaugural Address at the Educational Interaction Series by Rato Bangala Foundation Kathmandu, 3 July 2014 It is a real honour to be invited to address this inaugural session of the Educational Interaction Series sponsored by the Rato Bangala Foundation. I commend the Foundation for its continuing efforts to help improve the quality of basic education More...