Pakistan in Global Politics: A Critical Assessment

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Ambassador Ahmad Kamal served as a professional diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan for close to forty years until his retirement in 1999. During this period he held diplomatic postings in India, Belgium, France, the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, and with the United Nations both in Geneva and in New York. During his decade long assignment as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, he held many of the highest elective posts including Vice President of the UN General Assembly, President of the UN Economic and Social Council, and Chairman of the Consultations on the Role of NGOs at the United Nations. Ambassador Kamal was also the chief negotiator in the Uruguay Round which led to the establishment of the World Trade Organization, as well as in the Conference on Disarmament which resulted in the Chemical Weapons Convention. He also has served as the Chairman of the “World Federation of Scientists” Permanent Panel on Planetary Crisis on Terrorism, at Erice, Italy. He is the author of several important publications, on disarmament, multilateralism, global economic issues, and technical aspects of informatics and information technology. Ambassador Kamal continues to be a Senior Fellow of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research, and is an Honorary Visiting Professor at several universities in the United States.