PERSON AND PLACES
Indian senior diplomat Indian Foreign Service officer Mr.Amandeep Singh Gill has been appointed as the United Nations Chief envoy on technology to coordinate programmes for international digital cooperation. He was appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN Mr.Antonio Guterres.
He is a 1992-batch IFS officer, served in various capacities in disarmament and strategic technologies and international security affairs, with postings in Tehran and Colombo. He was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Mr.Gill has been serving as India's permanent representative at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva from 2016-to 2018.
He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Gill holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums from King’s College, London, a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University and he is fluent in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi.