Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill has been appointed UN envoy for technology


Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill has been appointed UN envoy for technology.


  • Senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill appoints UN envoy Guterreso as technology envoy
  • Gill is the Director General of the I-DAIR Project at the Institute for International and Development Studies
  • Previously, Gill was the executive director of the UN General Secy High-Level Digital Cooperation Group.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill as his envoy for technology on Friday, and the UN has described him as a “digital technology leader” who understands how to harness the digital transformation. responsible and comprehensive progress towards the goals of sustainable development.

Gill, who in 2016-2018. was India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, and is the Executive Director of the International Cooperation Project on Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research (I-DAIR). International and Development Studies, Geneva.

“A leader in digital technology thinking, he is well versed in digital technology, coupled with a strong understanding of how to use the digital transformation responsibly and fully to make progress towards sustainable development goals,” the UN report said. on friday.

Find out more about Amandeep Singh Gill:

  1. Previously, Gill was the Executive Director and one of the leaders of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Group on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019).
  2. In addition, in 2017 and 2018. presented the report of the High Level Digital Cooperation Commission, Gill helped secure high-impact international consensus recommendations on the regulation of artificial intelligence (Al) in lethal autonomous weapons systems in 2017 and 2018, a draft UNESCO Al ethics recommendation. 2020, and a new international digital health platform and Al.
  3. He joined the Indian Diplomatic Service in 1992. and held various positions on disarmament and strategic technology and international security, working in Tehran and Colombo. He was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
  4. Gill holds a PhD in Nuclear Learning from Multilateral Forums at King’s College London, a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Technology from the University of Punjab in Chandigarh and a Senior Diploma in French History and Language from the University of Geneva.

(With agency contribution)

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