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...

Appointment of new IAP members

The Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Mr. Kul Gautam and Ms. Brenda Killen, to the Every Woman Every Child Independent Accountability Panel (IAP). Dr Carmen Barroso and Mr. Kul Gautam have been appointed Co-Chairs to steer the Panel’s future work.  Ms Brenda Killen More...

Diplomat Kul Chandra Gautam appointed Results Chairman

Nepali diplomat and development professional Kul Chandra Gautam has been appointed the new Chairman of The Boards of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund. Gautam will begin his term in June 2016 as incumbent Chairman Dr. Scott Leckman concludes his service. In June, Gautam will assume leadership from Leckman, who is stepping down as Chair after More...

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...

भविष्यको ‘ब्लुप्रिन्ट’ (पुस्तक चर्चा)

मानौं, नेपालीलाई दुःख दिन १२ वैशाखको महाभूकम्प पर्याप्त थिएन। त्यसकारण थपियो, मध्य तराईमा आन्दोलनरत मधेशी मोर्चाको समर्थनमा भारतीय नाकाबन्दी। समाजको एउटा तप्काले आफ्ना माग पूरा गराउन पूरा देशको घाँटी अँठ्यायो। भारतले त्यसलाई जायज ठहर्‍यायो। त्यसैको परिणति, अहिले हामी इन्धन, औषधि र अरु अत्यावश्यक सामग्रीको अभाव व्यहोरिरहेका छौं। समानताका लागि भन्दै थालिएको आन्दोलनलाई केही नेताले राजनीतिक 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...

Gautam’s way forward (Nepali Times book review)

Lost in Transition is a refreshingly dogma-free analysis of Nepal’s recent past and a blueprint for the future If the earthquake in April was not enough, Nepalis are now bearing the brunt of a bigger catastrophe, this time in the form of a blockade imposed by India and enforced by the agitating Madhesi Morcha parties in More...

Former UN official Kul Chandra Gautam pens book on Nepal

KATHMANDU: Former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Kul Chandra Gautam has penned a book exploring plethora of challenges – primarily economic and political – that Nepal faces and offered suggestions how to rebuild the nation in the wake of decade-long Maoist conflict and protracted political transition, now followed More...

Gautam named among global leaders for education

KATHMANDU, JUN 02 – Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Kul Chandra Gautam has been named as one of the global leaders for education by Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a multilateral agency devoted to quality education in the world’s poorest countries. Gautam, who also worked as deputy executive director of Unicef and was More...