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                                           (Originally aired: 06-22-98)

 

                                        HON AHMAD KAMAL

 

                   

 

           Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations

                                    (At the time of original program airing)  

                    

            

 

       Discussing the Context & Implications of the Initial

    Pakistan Explosion of Its first Atomic Bomb - 1998

                                                     kamal@un.int

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More about: HON. AHMAD KAMAL

 

AMBASSADOR   AHMAD   KAMAL

Ambassador Ahmad Kamal served as a professional diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan for forty years until his retirement in 1999.

During this period he held diplomatic postings in India, Belgium, France, the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, and with the United Nations both in Geneva and in New York.

During his decade long assignment as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, he held many of the highest elective posts, as Vice President of the General Assembly, President of the Economic and Social Council, Chairman of the Consultations on the Role of NGOs at the United Nations, Chairman of the Working Group on Informatics, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research, and a Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.  He was the chief negotiator of Pakistan in the Uruguay Round negotiations which led to the establishment of the World Trade Organisation.

He continues to be a Senior Fellow of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research.  He is also the President of The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

He is the author of important publications, on disarmament, on management, on multilateralism, on global economic issues, and on technical aspects of informatics and information technology, and is an Honorary Visiting Professor at several universities in the United States..

He has received numerous honours in Pakistan and in the other countries of his posting.

A fuller CV is appended below.


 

AMBASSADOR   AHMAD   KAMAL

 

Current Appointment :         Senior Fellow, United Nations Institute of Training and Research

Past Diplomatic Experience :

1995-1999                              Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York.

1988-1995                              Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations & Other International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland.

(Accredited to the Conference on Disarmament, the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, the Human Rights Commission, the High Commission for Refugees, and to all other Geneva based U.N. Specialized Agencies like the WHO, ILO, WIPO, etc.  Chief negotiator of Pakistan in the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations.)

1986-1988                              Additional Foreign Secretary to the Government of Pakistan.

(Responsible for the supervision of four divisions: (i) United Nations & Other International Organizations; (ii) Economic Co‑ordination; (iii) Legal & Treaty Affairs, and (iv) Africa).

1984-1986                              Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

(Established Pakistan's first Embassy to South Korea. Initiated trade between the two countries totaling $ 240 million annually).

1979-1984                              Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

(Responsible at D-2 level, among other aspects, for the $ 500 million OIC program of assistance to the ten African Sahel countries affected by drought).

1960-1979                              Various diplomatic positions in the Pakistan Embassies in Moscow, Paris,  Brussels, and New Delhi.

Past Elective Posts Held  :                                      

-           Member of the Committee of Experts of the Perez Guerrero Trust Fund.  Elected by members of the G-77 for 1997-1999 and 2000-2002.

-           Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee for Administrative and Budgetary Matters (ACABQ).  Elected by the Member States of the United Nations for 1999-2001.

-           Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR).  Elected by the Members of the Board of Trustees for 1994-1997, and 1997-1999.

-           Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Cultural Centre of New York and Chairman of the Finance Committee.  Elected by the Board of Trustees for 1995-1997 and 1998-1999.

-           Chairman of the United Nations Working Group on Informatics.  Elected by Member States for 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, and 1998-1999.

-           Vice-President of the General Assembly of the United Nations.  Elected by Member States for 1996-1997.

-           Chairman of the United Nations Group on Non-Governmental Organisations.  Elected by Member States for 1997.

-           President of the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).  Elected by Member States for 1995-1996.

-           Chairman of the ECOSOC Working Group on Non-Governmental Organisations.  Elected by Member States for 1995-1996.

-           Chairman of the Executive Council of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).  Elected by Member States for 1994-1995.

 

-           Chairman of the Generalised System of Tariff Preferences (GSTP).  Elected by Member States for 1993-1994.

 

-           Chairman of the Consultation on the Improved and Effective Functioning of the Conference on Disarmament (CD-IEF).  Elected by Member States for 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995.

 

-           Member of the Diplomatic Committee at the United Nations in Geneva.  Elected by Asian Member States as their Representative for 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995.

-           Member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva

for 1991-94

Publications :                         Numerous publications and public speeches on a wide range of subjects covering disarmament, human rights, and trade issues.  These include:

-           “Cultural Intolerance”, (World Federation of Scientists, Erice, August 2003)

-           “Information Insecurity – a Survival Guide to the uncharted territories of cyber-threats and cyber-security”, (United Nations, September 2002)        

-           “New Forms of Confrontation – Cyber-Terrorism and Cyber-Crime”, (World Federation of Scientists, Erice, July 2002)

-           “The Psychology of Terrorism”, (World Federation of Scientists, Erice, July

-           “Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament - A Policy Framework for South Asia

(Defence Threat Reduction Agency Conference, Norfolk, June 1999)

-           “A Restraint Regime for South Asia

(Tenth Arms Control Conference, Albuquerque, April 1999)

-           “A Global Action Plan for the Century Transition”

(Year 2000 Conference, Boston, November 1998)

-           “Regional Disarmament - A South Asian Perspective”

(Tenth Regional Disarmament Meeting in the Asia Pacific Region, Khatmandu, 1998).

-           “The Chemical Weapons Convention Today”

(Bulletin of the American Federation of Scientists, 1998)

-           “Sustainable Development - The United Nations in the 21st    

              Century”, 

(Wilton House Seminar Papers, November 1997).

-           “The Year 2000 Challenge - the United Nations Strategy”

(Hearings of the Sub-Committee on Technology of the US House of Representatives, Washington DC, November 1997).

-           “The Informatics Revolution and its Impact on the United Nations”, (AIT/BCUN Symposium, New York, 1997)

-           “The Missile Technology Control Regime - Destabilising Impact on South Asia”, (UN Disarmament Conference Papers, Sapporo, 1997).

-           “The Right to Self Determination - the Jammu and Kashmir Dispute”, (Princeton University Round-Table on Self-Determination, Princeton, 1997).

-           “Habitat and Cyberspace”, (UNDP Habitat Symposium Papers, Marmaris, 1996).

-           “21st Century World Government for the Guarantee of Everybody’s Rights”, (ManiTese Symposium Papers, Florence, 1995).

-           “The Regional Dimension in Conflict Resolution”,  (Southern Methodist University, Arms Control Conference Papers, Dallas, 1995).

-           “The United Nations and the Crisis of Development”,  (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Symposium Papers, Bonn, 1995).

-           “Disarmament and Development: From Military Spending to Social Development”, (ECAAR Symposium Papers, San Francisco, 1995)

-           "Nuclear Non-Proliferation Issues in South Asia", (New Horizons and Challenges in Arms Control and Verification, published in 1994 by the University Press, Amsterdam).

-           "The Non-Proliferation Treaty : Alternatives and Parallel Measures", (Oxford Research Group Symposium Papers, published in August 1994 by the United Nations Institute of Disarmament and Research)

-           "Transparency in Armaments - A Regional Perspective" , (Disarmament -Topical Paper No: 16, published in 1993 by the United Nations).

-           "The Chemical Weapons Convention - Some Particular Concerns of Developing Countries", (The Chemical Weapons Convention Bulletin, published in May 1989 by the Federation of American Scientists).

Public Speeches :                  Frequent guest speaker at several universities and schools (New York University, DePaul University, Stonybrook University, Seton Hall University, George Mason University,  Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Kellogg Business School, etc.) and over the electronic media (CNN, PBS, etc.)

Honorary Visiting Professor at DePaul University (Chicago), Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey), George Mason University (Virginia), Manhattanville College (New York), New York University (New York), and Seton Hall University (New Jersey).

Founding President of The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

Honors :                                 Tamgha-e-Pakistan,  (Pakistan Medal)

Government of Pakistan, 1971.

Gwanghwa Medal, (Order of Diplomatic Service Merit), Government of the Republic of Korea, 1987.

Medal of Honour, Kyonghi University, Republic of Korea, 1987.

Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration, Myongji University, Republic of Korea, 1987.

Education :                           1962,   Carnegie Foundation Fellowship in International Economic Diplomacy,

                                                           London School of Economics, U.K.

1961,   M.A., Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy,

Medford, USA.

1959,   Diplômé de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques,

University of Paris, France.

1956,    B.A. (Honours in Economics),

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Languages :                           Fluent in English, French, and Urdu.

Conversant in Russian, Spanish, Persian, and Arabic.

Basic notions of Korean, German, and Italian.

 

Hobbies :                               Informatics, information technology, management science, and distance learning. 

 

Contact Details :                   555 Main Street, Apt. 1309,

Roosevelt Island,

New York, N.Y. 10044. 

Tel: (212) 963.3776       Fax: (212) 888.9010      E-Mail: <kamal@un.int>

 

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Ahmad Kamal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Ahmad Kamal (born April 9, 1938) is a Pakistani diplomat, most noted for his work at the United Nations. He served as a professional diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan for close to forty years until his retirement in 1999. During this period he held diplomatic postings in India, Belgium, France, the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, and with the United Nations both in Geneva and in New York City.

During his decade long assignment as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, he held many of the highest elective posts, as Vice President of the General Assembly, President of the Economic and Social Council, Chairman of the Consultations on the Role of NGOs at the United Nations, Chairman of the Working Group on Informatics, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research, and a Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions. He was the chief negotiator of Pakistan in the Uruguay Round negotiations which led to the establishment of the World Trade Organisation. He continues to be a Senior Fellow of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research. He is also the Founding President and CEO of The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

He is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (better known as Sciences Po) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was also a Carnegie Foundation Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is the author of several important publications, on disarmament, on management, on multilateralism, on global economic issues, and on the technical aspects of informatics and information technology. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at several universities in the United States, and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has received numerous honors in Pakistan and in the other countries of his posting. He is now a faculty member of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.

                                                

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