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.

Bloody old wine

It is harder to forgive Bhattarai because he is an intelligent man capable of seeing the world from other people’s perspective. A shrewd politician, Baburam Bhattarai seeks to present himself as abreast of the latest progressive thinking in the world. But like his Bolshevik heroes, there is inconsistency between his words and deeds. Lacking humility, he More...

Checkered history

Besides his old Maoist comrades and some leaders of minor political parties, Baburam Bhattarai’s ‘New Force’ has attracted several respected development professionals, artistes, intellectuals and civic leaders. Many thoughtful young people are attracted and intrigued by the New Force’s development-oriented agenda, but are sitting on the fence before deciding whether to join it. It is More...

Riddled with contradiction

Dr Baburam Bhattarai (BRB) has two contrasting images in Nepali politics and public perception: a) a highly educated and intelligent political leader with a progressive vision for a prosperous Nepal; and b) a dour and dogmatic Maoist ideologue who master-minded a needless civil war that derailed Nepal’s nascent democracy and development. There are elements of More...

Jim Grant – the Joy of Working with a Visionary Leader

When James P Grant was appointed as its third Executive Director in 1980, UNICEF was already a highly respected organization that had won the Nobel Peace Prize and earned great reputation as the world’s premier humanitarian institution to help women and children in times of war and natural disasters. As a development agency, UNICEF was More...