Kathmandu, August 01, 2010-Caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal appointed Dr.KulChandra Gautam as his Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs and Peace process last week.
PM Nepal gave the political appointment to Gautam to enhance his profile for the elections to the chairman of UN General Assembly.
The cabinet had stipulated Gautam as Nepal’s candidate for UN General Assembly chair this year. Nepal has started lobbying for Gautam through various diplomatic channels.
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has requested his counterparts in Asian countries to support the Nepali candidate for the position of UN General Assembly chairman.
Gautam has worked for a long time in UN in various high-profile positions. He was the under secretary general and Executive Director of UNICEF when he retired a few years ago.