Siddharth Chatterjee, works at the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) since April 10, 2014. Before taking up his position at UNFPA he was the Chief Diplomat at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC.
Most of his career has been spent serving in countries affected by conflicts and natural disasters.
Before joining the IFRC, Siddharth Chatterjee had served with the United Nations in Peace Keeping, UNICEF and UNOPS. He has lived and worked in the US, Denmark, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan(Darfur), Indonesia, South Sudan, Bosnia & Herzegovina. He has travelled to over 100 countries.
In South Sudan, he negotiated the release and demobilized 3551 child soldiers from the Sudan People's Liberation Army. This demobilization of child soldiers was attempted during an ongoing conflict in 2001. He delivered a TED x on child soldiers in Spain.
He is a graduate in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs in Princeton University, USA.
Prior to joining the UN in January 1997, he had served in the Indian Army in a Special Forces unit. He was decorated for gallantry during active service.
He tries to keep the spotlight on things that adversely effect humanity through his opinion pieces. His articles have featured in the CNN, Huffington Post, the Guardian, Forbes, Reuters, the Global Observatory and the Hindu.
A husband and a dad, he dotes on his son. He also enjoys running, parachuting, biking, SCUBA diving, poetry, current affairs and English literature.
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