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.

Himalayan Connectivity for Prosperity

Himalayan Connectivity for Prosperity Opening remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam∙ Himalayan Consensus Summit Kathmandu, 24 March 2018 Quality education and connectivity are the key to our personal success and national development. Many of us grew up in the Himalayan region when illiteracy was high and connectivity was minimal. There were no schools, no roads, no More...

Musings of a maverick minister

The most high-profile action Lalbabu Pandit led as a Minister was his crusade against government officials requiring them to either give up their permanent resident status or quit. When he was the Minister of General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit made headlines with his outspoken crusade against government officials who held dual nationality or permanent residency in other More...

Myths and Realities about the United Nations

It is always a delight for me to be with young people interested in the work of the United Nations. I want to congratulate the International School of Bangkok and other participating schools for organizing this Model UN Conference in this magnificent setting of UN-ESCAP. I trust in the last three days you all had More...

Emerging national politics

Three-part article by Kul Chandra Gautam on emerging national politics following the two phases of local elections: Democracy, revitalized Power to people Consolidating democracyMore...