UN Chief's Envoy on Technology is an Indian diplomat.

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Mon, 13 Jun 2022 11:40 PM IST

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Amandeep Singh Gill as his Envoy on Technology. Gill is regarded by the international body as a "digital technology thought leader" He understands how to use digital change in a responsible and inclusive manner for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Amandeep Singh Gill, a top Indian diplomat, as his Envoy on Technology. He was regarded by the international body as a "digital technology thought leader" who "understands how to use digital change in a responsible and inclusive manner for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals." From 2018 to 2019, Amandeep Singh Gill, a Panjab University graduate, served as the Executive Director and Co-Lead of the UN Secretary-High-Level General's Panel on Digital Cooperation. If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.

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What is Amandeep Singh Gill's background?

From 2016 to 2018, Amandeep Singh Gill served as India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

Gill works at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial International Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project.

Gill served as the Executive Director and Co-Lead of the UN Secretary-High-Level General's Panel on Digital Cooperation from 2018 to 2019.

Amandeep Singh Gill also assisted in gaining high-impact international consensus recommendations on regulating Artificial Intelligence in lethal autonomous weapons systems, in addition to delivering the report of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

Education and Experience

Amandeep Singh Gill entered India's diplomatic service in 1992 and has worked in Colombo and Tehran in various roles in the fields of disarmament, strategic technologies, and international security affairs. Gill was also a Stanford University visiting scholar.

Amandeep Singh Gill graduated from Panjab University in Chandigarh with a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Electrical Communications and a PhD in Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums from King's College, London. He also holds a Geneva University advanced diploma in French history and language.

Why was Amandeep Gill appointed as the UN Envoy for Technology?

According to a statement released by the United Nations, Amandeep Singh Gill, a thought leader on digital technology, brings to the position a deep understanding of digital technologies as well as a solid understanding of how to leverage the digital transformation digitally and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Secretary-Special General's Envoy

A Special Envoy of the Secretary-General is a senior United Nations official chosen by the Secretary-General to handle a specific set of concerns.

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