UN chief appoints new tech envoy, under-secretary-general for economy


United Nations, June 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed India’s Amandeep Singh Gill as his technology envoy and Pakistan’s Navid Hanif as Under-Secretary-General for Economic Development, a doorman said. -word of the UN.

Gill is the Managing Director of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative, based in Geneva. He had previously served as India’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Stephane Dujarric, Guterres’ chief spokesman, said on Friday.

“A thought leader in digital technology, he brings to this position a deep knowledge of digital technologies coupled with a strong understanding of how to leverage digital transformation in a responsible and inclusive manner to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. “, added Dujarric.

António Guterres has appointed Hanif of Pakistan as Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Hanif succeeds Elliot Harris of Trinidad and Tobago, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hanif currently directs DESA’s Sustainable Development Finance office in New York. He brings more than 30 years of national and international public service experience to the position, the spokesperson said.

Hanif served in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General as a member of the team for the 2005 World Summit. He has also held several positions in United Nations bodies, including Vice-Chairman of the High program level. Prior to joining the United Nations, he served in Pakistan’s diplomatic service, including a stint as a delegate to its mission to the United Nations.

Source: IANS

UN chief appoints new tech envoy, under-secretary-general for economy

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