Current Affairs 16/05/2017

  • Indian appointed to high-level UN climate change post 116 Published On: 16/05/2017  

    Indian appointed to high-level UN climate change post

    A senior Indian official has been appointed as the deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under which the landmark Paris agreement was negotiated and adopted.

    Ovais Sarmad, 57, was appointed to the post at the assistant secretary-general level by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

    Sarmad will succeed Richard Kinley of Canada.