Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill appointed as UN chief’s Envoy on Technology

New York: Amandeep Singh Gill of India has been appointed as United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Envoy on Technology. A thought chief on digital know-how, Gill is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) venture, primarily based on the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, said the UN Director normal.

An asset for reaching sustainable growth targets: UN Chief

“He brings to the place a deep information of digital applied sciences coupled with a strong understanding of methods to leverage the digital transformation responsibly and inclusively for progress on the sustainable growth targets,” Guterres added, appreciating the newly appointed tech envoy.

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The Secretary-General additionally prolonged his appreciation and gratitude to the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, for her dedication and dedication as Acting Envoy on Technology recalling her contributions within the discipline so far.

Amandeep Singh Gill joined India’s Diplomatic Service in 1992

Amandeep Singh Gill was the Executive Director and Co-Lead of the United Nations Secretary-General`s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation from 2018 to 2019.

In addition to delivering the report of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, Gill additionally helped safe high-impact worldwide consensus suggestions on regulating ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) in deadly autonomous weapon programs in 2017 and 2018, the draft Al ethics suggestion of UNESCO in 2020, and a brand new worldwide platform on digital well being and Al.

He joined India’s Diplomatic Service in 1992 and served in numerous capacities in disarmament and strategic applied sciences and worldwide safety affairs, with postings in Tehran and Colombo.

Gill was India`s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (2016-2018).

He was additionally a visiting scholar at Stanford University.Gill holds a PhD 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’s fluent in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi, the discharge stated.

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