Current boundaries of federal states will completely change in 20 years (Republica Interview)

Retired Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and author, most recently of Lost in Transition: Rebuilding Nepal from the Maoist mayhem and mega earthquake, Kul Chandra Gautam, has closely studied the federal systems of countries around the world. He has also written extensively about Nepal’s own federal experiment. So on the basis of his vast international More...

Harbinger of development (KTM Post interview with Kul Guatam)

Dec 12, 2015- Kul Chandra Gautam, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, is a distinguished diplomat and development professional. In a career that spanned over three decades, the man from Gulmi has actively worked in areas of child rights, global health, education, and development. With his book, Lost in Transition: Rebuilding Nepal from the More...

“Noble ends need noble means” (Nepali Times interview with Kul Gautam)

Nepali Times: Your book goes against the dominant narrative that the Maoists are a force for change. Aren’t you being unfair in your negative assessment of the Maoist movement in Nepal? Kul Chandra Gautam: Yes, the Maoists have certainly been a force for change. But much of the change they advocate has been negative – glorification of More...

Cynicism is the obstacle to Nepal’s development

Kul Chandra Gautam, a soft-spoken and modest 53-year-old from Gulmi, is a self-made man. He rose up the ranks with hard work and integrity to become a deputy executive director at UNICEF. Gautam spoke to Nepali Times about his career, Nepali children and global challenges. How did you end up at UNICEF? In the early More...

The religion of children

Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Kul Gautam says interfaith collaboration can work wonders for uplifting the lives of children. Kul Gautam is Chair of the Council of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children (DPAC). He was formerly Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. In Coimbatore with DPAC’s council to participate in More...

‘रेभ्युलुसन अफ राईजिङ एक्सपेक्टेसन’ असंतोषको कारक तत्व हो

संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघका निवृती प्राप्त पूर्व सहायक महासचिव तथा यूनिसेफका पूर्व कार्यकारी उप-निर्देशक कुलचन्द्र गौतम हाल नेपालका प्रधान मन्त्रीका विशेष सल्लाहाकार हुनुहुन्छ । वांहा सन् २०११ का लागि संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघको महासभाको सभा-अध्यक्षका उमेद्धवार पनि हुनुहुन्छ । गौतम कुटनैतिक पहल कदमीका लागि अमेरीका आउनु भएको बेला वासिंटन डिसिमा वांहासंग नेपाल मिडिया क्याफेले गरेको कुराकानीको सार संक्षेप More...

शान्तिप्रक्रिया धरापमै पर्‍यो भन्ने लाग्दैन

नेपालको शान्तिप्रक्रियामा प्रत्यक्ष वा परोक्षरूपमा सहयोग र योगदान पुर्‍याउँदै आउनुभएका संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घका पूर्व सहायक महासचिव कुलचन्द्र गौतम अहिले नेपालमै रहेर यहाँको राजनीतिक अवस्था र शान्तिप्रक्रियालाई नजिकबाट नियालिरहनुभएको छ । नेपालको शान्तिप्रक्रिया सुरु हुँदा उहाँ संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घको सहायक महासचिवको हैसियतमा काम गर्दै हुनुहुन्थ्यो । संसारमा शान्तिप्रक्रियामा रहेका मुलुकको अवस्था, त्यहाँ भएको शान्तिप्रक्रियाको विकास, संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घले खेलेको More...

Kul Chandra Gautam’s Jeeban Yatra Anubhab

Kul Chandra Gautam’s Jeeban Yatra Anubhab Part 1 Kul Chandra Gautam’s Jeeban Yatra Anubhab-Part 2 Kul Chandra Gautam’s Jeeban Yatra Anubhab-Part 3 This is a production of Himali Sworharu online radio More...

NRNs Can Be a Force for Change, for the Better: Kul Chandra Gautam

Former Deputy Executive Director of the UNICEF and Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, KUL CHANDRA GAUTAM, 60, is now back taking active participation in civil society activities and trying to support the country’s fragile peace process in whatever way possible. Gautam, who was the highest-ranking Nepali in the UN system, spoke to KASHISH More...

Respect for Human Rights Must Transcend Politics

Interview with INSEC Journal Informal 10 December 2008 As we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of UDHR do you think that Nepali people have been able to enjoy the rights as enshrined in the UDHR? The answer to this question is both yes, and no. Compared to the dark days prior to the 2006 Jana More...