Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ex-IPS Satya S. Tripathi appointed as head of New York office of UN Environment; IPS Association says, this shows “diversity of talent in IPS”

Satya S Tripathi (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Satya S. Tripathi, a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and the one who has been serving in the United Nations since 1998, was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and head of the New York office of the United Nations Environment Programme. UN secretary general António Guterres announced Tripathi’s appointment earlier this week. IPS Association, while congratulating former officer, added how Tripathi's appointment is an “affirmation of the diversity of talent in IPS”, according to a…
message posted by the association in its Twitter handle. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998, in Europe, Asia and Africa. All his assignments have been in sustainable development, human rights, democratic governance and legal affairs, according to a press release issued by UN Environment on August 27.
Tripathi has since 2017 served as senior adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Environment Programme, the statement said further. The statement describes Tripathi as “a development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of experience”. 
He had also served as director and executive head of the UN office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia, as well as for the UN recovery coordinator for the USD 7 billion post-tsunami and post-conflict recovery efforts in Aceh and Nias. He further chaired the panel on laws and treaties for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004.
Tripathi also worked closely with the World Economic Forum’s global advisory council on forests.
A master’s degree holder in commerce, Tripathi is also a post-graduate in law, from Odisha’s Berhampur University.

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