Ambassador Gyan Chandra Acharya, served in the position of UN Under- Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) from 5 September 2012 to 31 March 2017.
Previously, Amb Acharya served as the Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations. A veteran diplomat in the Nepalese foreign service, he worked on various global issues. He has three decades of experience in the diplomatic service of Nepal, during which he was involved in the articulation and promotion of bilateral, regional and global issues. Prior to joining the UN, Amb Acharya was Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations in New York (2009-12), during which he chaired the LDC Global Coordination Bureau for over two years and was a member of the LLDC Global Bureau.
He was Foreign Secretary with the Government of Nepal (2007-2009), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva (2003-2007), Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry (1999-2002) and Joint Secretary (Director-General) responsible for South Asia, Europe and the Americas and Regional Organizations, Economic Relations and Coordination Divisions (1998-2003).
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