हिमाली स्वरहरु – डा.कुल चन्द्र गौतमको जीबन यात्रा अनुभब सुनौ

डा.कुल चन्द्र गौतमको जीबन यात्रा अनुभब सुनौ

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Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam is a former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. He has extensive experience in socio-economic development, humanitarian assistance, human rights and international diplomacy.

As a senior UN official, Mr. Gautam provided leadership for strategic planning, policy guidance and programme management. He coordinated inter-agency collaboration and public-private partnerships for child rights and human development among UN agencies, donors and civil society organizations.

In his long and distinguished career with the United Nations, spanning over three decades, Mr. Gautam had extensive dealings with senior levels of donor governments, development agencies, NGOs and the corporate sector in policy dialogue, advocacy and resource mobilization.

At the global level, Mr. Gautam dealt with the highest levels of policy making at the United Nations, including the General Assembly, Security Council, ECOSOC and the UNICEF Executive Board. And he oversaw UNICEF cooperation in over 150 developing countries.

Mr. Gautam had hands-on experience at the field level, serving UNICEF in positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Haiti and India. He also served as Chief for Latin America and the Caribbean, as Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, and as Director for Planning and Programme at UNICEF Headquarters.

Mr. Gautam was the key senior UNICEF officer responsible for drafting the Declaration and Plan of Action of the 1990 World Summit for Children, the largest gathering of world leaders in history until that time. In 2002 he led the organization of another major United Nations conference – the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children – attended by 70 world leaders and thousands of child rights activists and civil society leaders, including celebrities and Nobel Prize Laureates.

Mr. Gautam served as Chair or member of the Boards of several international development organizations and public-private partnerships, including the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), Inter-faith Council for Ethics Education, etc. He is the winner of several awards, including the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award – 2008.

Mr. Gautam was the highest-ranking Nepali in the UN system. During the decade-long civil war, he worked hard informally to secure the support of the UN and other key players to promote peace and reconciliation in Nepal. He spoke forcefully against violence, impunity and violation of human rights by all parties in the conflict.

Mr. Gautam has spoken and written extensively on post-conflict reconstruction and development in Nepal, and has offered his expertise to develop an ambitious plan and help mobilize international support for Nepal to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Personally, he has supported several local development activities in his native village and district, especially in the areas of health and education, child development and women’s empowerment.

Mr. Gautam, a citizen of Nepal, received his higher education in international relations and development economics at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and Harvard University in the United States of America. Born in December 1949, Mr. Gautam is married and has a daughter and a son.




  1. Tej Gautam July 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm -

    I liked it very much, quite admirable, typical example of a Nepalese mentality. I believe in “sakaratmak soch”. Thank you for putting this interview here !!

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  2. Biahnu Prasad Gautam March 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm -

    १.सर्व सिक्षा मात्री भासमा.
    २.माताको दुध सिसुलाई सिक्षा मात्री भाषामा प्रभाव पर्छ सृस्तिलाई प्रकाशको गतिमा.
    ३.सोधार्थीले सोध पत्र मात्री भाषामा बुझाउनु जन्म सिद्ध अधिकार र कर्तव्य हो .

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  3. गौतम June 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm -

    सर्व शिक्षा मात्री भाषामा नहुनु सुक्ष्म गतिमा दास हुनु हो .

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