SIKH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2012: Panelists
October 22, 2012 | 6:00pm | McGraw-Hill Conference Center
1221 6th Avenue, 2nd Fl., New York, NY
Ambassador Manjeev S. Puri
Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri is India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Prior to taking over his present assignment in New York, Ambassador Puri was Joint Secretary (United Nations – Economic & Social) in the Ministry of External Affairs from March 2005 to March 2009. His charge included dealing with UN and multilateral bodies involved with economic and social issues, including in the areas of development, finance, human rights, migration, humanitarian affairs and UNESCO related matters.
Ambassador Puri was also closely involved with the Sherpa negotiations of the G8/G5 Summits from 2005 onwards and other major international fora of which India was a member, including ASEM, IBSA etc. A key element of Ambassador Puri’s charge in New Delhi was climate change and he has been very closely involved with the negotiations on climate change in the context of the G8/G5 Summits and at the UNFCCC. Ambassador Puri was also the coordinator of India’s participation in the Major Economies Meeting and served on the Executive Board of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate.
Ambassador Puri has also been actively involved with other issues relating to sustainable development and environment, including International Environmental Governance. He has been a member of the Indian delegation for the meetings of Commission of Sustainable Development since 2005 and has actively participated in UNEP’s meetings of Environment Ministers.
Ambassador Puri is a member of the Indian Foreign Service having joined the service in 1982. In the course of his Foreign Service career, Ambassador Puri has served twice in Germany and speaks German. He also established the Indian Cultural Centre in Berlin.
Ambassador Puri is on the Advisory Board of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi). He was on the Steering Committee for the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit held in February 2009.
Ambassador Puri has an MBA degree and had worked for Hindustan Unilever before joining Government. He did his BA (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, with top honors.