Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill appointed as UN chief’s envoy on technology

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Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill has been appointed as the UN chief’s envoy on technology.

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  • UN chief Guterres appointed senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill as his envoy on technology
  • Gill is the CEO of the I-DAIR project based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Prior to this, Gill was the Executive Director of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill was on Friday appointed as its envoy on technology by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, describing him as “a thought leader on digital technology” who has a solid understanding of how to leverage digital transformation. . Responsibly and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gill, who was India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva from 2016 to 2018, is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project based at the Graduate Institute. International and Development Studies, Geneva.

A statement issued by the United Nations said, “A thought leader on digital technology, he is recognized with a deep knowledge of digital technologies as well as responsibility for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and a solid understanding of how to leverage digital transformation in an inclusive manner.” brings together the situation.” on Friday.

Know more about Amandeep Singh Gill:

  1. Prior to this, Gill was the Executive Director and co-head of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019).
  2. In addition to reporting to the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, Gill helped secure high-impact international consensus recommendations on regulating Artificial Intelligence (AL) in lethal autonomous weapon systems in 2017 and 2018, UNESCO’s Al drafted ethics recommendation. 2020, and a new international forum on digital health and al.
  3. He joined India’s diplomatic service in 1992 and served in various capacities in disarmament and strategic technologies and international security matters, with postings in Tehran and Colombo. He was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
  4. Gill holds a PhD in Nuclear Education 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 Languages ​​from the University of Geneva.

(with inputs from agencies)

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