Ramu Damodaran

Ramu Damodaran is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social and Economic Progress in New Delhi, India, and Honorary Adviser to the Permanent Observer Mission of the University for Peace to the United Nations. In his international civil service career, he served as the first Director of the United Nations Academic Impact from 2010 to 2021 and was also secretary of the United Nations General Assembly’s Committee on Information since 2011. His thirty-three-year association with the United Nations began as a delegate of India, followed by secretariat assignments, including the Departments of Special Political Questions, Peacekeeping, and Global Communications, as well as the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. As a member of the Indian Foreign Service, he served as executive assistant to the Prime Minister of India between 1991 and 1994.

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