Ajai Malhotra becomes first Indian chairperson at UNHRC advisory

Ajai Malhotra becomes the first Indian to be elected as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council said the Permanent Mission of India at United Nations, Geneva.

According to the information on website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Malhotra first joined the Indian Foreign Services in 1977.

Malhotra has previously served as ambassador to Russia, Kuwait, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York and Romania.

Malhotra has been on the Indian team negotiating issues such as biological diversity, climate change, desertification, education, energy, forestry, health, human rights, human settlements, intellectual property, international law, labour, ozone depletion, sustainable development and trade.

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