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...

UNICEF’s Comparative Advantage – Dubai Speech

UNICEF’s Comparative Advantage and Future Focus Presentation by Kul C. Gautam at UNICEF Global Consultation Dubai, 1 July 2004 ———————————————————————————————————— Dear colleagues, Never before in the history of UNICEF have we assembled such a large cross section of UNICEF’s leadership – all of our country reps, regional directors, HQ directors, representatives of GSA, a Goodwill More...

Lessons from Jim Grant’s Vision – BRAC Speech

Lessons from Jim Grant’s Vision for Public Health by Kul C. Gautam Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF at the James P. Grant School of Public Health BRAC University, Dhaka 24 November 2005 Certain names evoke profound sentiments of awe, inspiration, respect and gratitude in our hearts and minds. Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Rabindra Nath 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...

Child Survival remarks at US Congress

Ending Preventable Child & Maternal Deaths: American Bi-partisan Support for Child Survival and Development by Kul Chandra Gautam Washington, DC, 21 June 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to share a snapshot of the glorious history of bipartisan leadership that has been exercised in these great halls of the US Congress to save the lives More...

Save the Children’s Legacy

Remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam at Asia Regional Meeting of Save the Children Kathmandu, 14 June 2016. I feel honoured and humbled to be asked to make some opening remarks at this important gathering of Save the Children’s leadership team in the Asia region. I am not sure that I have the depth of knowledge 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...

Nutrition in the post-2015 Development Agenda

Remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam, University of Ottawa, RESULTS Canada National Conference, Ottawa, 2 December 2013 It is an honour to be at this historic University of Ottawa, a great centre of learning, that I understand hosts the largest school of development studies in Canada. I thank RESULTS Canada and the Micronutrient Initiative for co-organizing More...

Ending Child Poverty: Key to Sustainable Development

Keynote Address by Kul Chandra Gautam RESULTS Canada National Conference, Ottawa, 30 November 2013 This evening, I have been asked to speak about ending child poverty as key to sustainable development – and Canada’s role in that context. Let me start by reminding all of us that we were all children once. And today we More...