'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.
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.
Editor , Nepali Times