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Time for Conscious Revolution - Nikhil Seth

Nikhil Seth has been UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research since 2015. The qualified lawyer who was born in India has a Masters degree in Economics (University of Delhi), and has served at various offices of the UN since 1993; These include Special Assistant and Chief of Office to the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Chief of the Policy Coordination Branch in the Division for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Secretary of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee of the General Assembly, and Director of the DESA Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination. In an exclusive interview with You & I, the global statesman reflects on the role of the UN in the new millennium, why sustainability is becoming an important component of UN’s strategic thinking, and the greener recovery from the pandemic.

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