Amandeep Singh Gill Appointed as India’S Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (Download PDF)

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Amandeep Singh Gill (Senior IFS officer) was appointed as the India’s Ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament. The conference was held in Geneva. 1992 batch Gill is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He was the member of the Indian delegation to the Conference on Disarmament during the negotiations on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

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UN Conference on Disarmament

  • Conference on Disarmament is not formally a United Nations organization.
  • Linked to the UN through a personal representative of the UN Secretary-General.
  • In 1979, established by the international community to negotiate multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements.
  • UN General Assembly (UNGA) requests conference to consider specific disarmament matters for its resolutions.
  • Conference reports all yearly activities to UNGA.
  • Did futile efforts to draft CTBT text and its two extensions in 1990s.
  • Leads discussion on Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT)
  • Is also involved in pacts to prevent arms race in outer space, nuclear disarmament, and negative security assurances (NSA).
  • Conference has 65 members representing all areas of the world.
  • Includes all nuclear-weapon states such as India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea.
Location of Members countries for UN Conference on Disarmament

Location of Members Countries for UN Conference on Disarmament

Location of Members countries for UN Conference on Disarmament

About Amandeep Singh Gill

  • Career includes assignment United Nation.
  • Interested in international relations, disarmament, regional security in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia, and human security issues.
  • Represented India on the UN secretary General’s panel on Missiles (2007-08).
  • Worked as a telecommunications engineer.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 17, 2016

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