Pankaj Sharma becomes India's new Ambassador To UN Conference On Disarmament
Pankaj Sharma is currently the joint secretary (Disarmament and International Security Division) in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Pankaj Sharma will replace Amandeep Gill.
Pankaj Sharma had also replaced Amandeep Gill as joint secretary of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) division.
UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) is not formally United Nations (UN) organization. It is attached to UN through a personal representative of UN Secretary-General.
It is multilateral forum established in 1979 by the international community to negotiate multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements. It is headquartered in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) has 65 members represent all areas of the world, including all known nuclear-weapon states (including India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea) Resolutions adopted by UN General Assembly often request a conference to consider specific disarmament matters. In turn, conference annually reports its activities to UNGA.