Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of United Nations

Kul Chandra Gautam

'Global Citizen from Gulmi' recounts Kul Chandra Gautam's journey from a remote village in Nepal, lacking schools, roads and electricity, to the highest ranks of UNICEF. By turns serious, amusing and poignant, it shares the highs and the lows of an illustrious career spanning three decades. It contains candid anecdotes about Gautam's interactions with international personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Bill Gates, Eduard Shevardnadze and King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand as well as UNICEF's celebrity Goodwill Ambassadors. Gautam also shares his insightful views on the future of Nepal, the UN and global society as a whole.

ISBN (Paperback) 9789937921251
Pages 570
Language English
Edition First
Genre Biography and Memoirs(Biography & Autobiography / General)
Publication Date 07 Aug 2018

Kul Chandra Gautam's life is an inspirational story of how a boy from a remote village of Nepal went on to become the senior-most Nepali in the UN system. Beneath a soft-spoken exterior, Gautam is a man of ironclad convictions and commitment to social justice.

Kunda Dixit

Editor , Nepali Times

Kul Chandra Gautam

Kul Chandra Gautam

Kul Chandra Gautam is a former deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. He is a distinguished diplomat and development professional who currently serves on the boards of several national and international organizations, charitable foundations and public-private partnerships. Gautam previously served as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal on International Affairs and the Peace Process. He is active in Nepal's civil society in promoting human rights, socio-economic development, democracy and good governance. Internationally, he continues to be active in advocacy of the UN's sustainable development goals, particularly in the areas of child rights, global health, basic educaton and human development.