Pankaj Sharma appointed India's Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament

Highlights:

  • Pankaj Sharma has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, Geneva.
  • Sharma, an Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer of 1991 batch is currently serving as a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • He will be taking up the assignment shortly. 
  • Sharma will succeed senior IFS officer Amandeep Singh Gill.
  • UN Conference on Disarmament UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) is not formally United Nations (UN) organization.
  • It is linked to UN through personal representative of UN Secretary-General. 
  • It is multilateral forum established in 1979 by international community to negotiate multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements. 
  • It is headquartered in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The conference has 65 members represent all areas of the world.