The leadership comprises of a diverse and dynamic team; and the Board of Governors is chaired by Mr Xavier Fernandes, and assisted by a team of experts in eight scientific fields, spread across seven countries.
Ms Mercy Somsundar, Chief Financial Officer, IA (HQ)
Mr Stephen M, Officer on Special Duty - OSD to the Executive Director
CANADA LIASON: director.internationalATunadap.org
Geneva & Vienna Liason @ UNOV, UNOG for ODG LIASON: diplomacy.unATunadap.org
US Diplomatic Representation @ UN NY, Observer: director.unATunadap.org
India Development Centre for Scientific Research: research.unsdgATunadap.org
Ms. Netha Mohandass, Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor
Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar,
ADVISOR for Diplomatic Affairs - UNADAP
Former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Latvia
Former Secretary/Principal Executive Officer, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Government of India
President, Institute of Global Studies
Prof. Lori A Zenuk-Nishide
ADVISOR for Quality Education and International Relations - UNADAP
Associate Professor, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Advisor - NMUN, TEMUN, Co-founder - JUEMUN
Dr. Xerxes T Seposo
ADVISOR for Climate Action and Policy Making - UNADAP
School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Expert in Climate change and Environmental Health
Dr. Jérémie GM Bride
ADVISOR for Good Health and Social Inclusion- UNADAP
Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
Member- Task Force for Youth and Sport in the Asia Pacific, UNESCO Office in Bangkok
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Prof. Craig A Smith
ADVISOR for Peace and Community Building- UNADAP
Director of the Community Engagement Center, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Co-founder & Advisor - JUEMUN, TEMUN, MUEMUN
Editorial Board of Journal, UNESCO Member
The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the organisation's governing body. The Board formulates principles and policies to govern the organisation's activities and operations; approves the work programme; adopts the budget; reviews the structure and composition of staffing and performs other statutory functions, including considering the methods of financing the organisation with a view to ensuring the effectiveness of its future operations, their continuity and the organisation's autonomous character within the framework of the Trust Aims and Objectives and the UN Economic and Social Council.
The Board is composed of a highly diverse group of distinguished officials who are appointed by UNADAP's Board of Governors, in consultation with the Board of Trustees. Trustees are eligible for a maximum of two consecutive, four-year terms.
Chairperson of the Board of Governors
United Nations Association for Development And Peace
The Chairperson of the Board of Governors parallely serves as the appellate authority and heads the Internal Affairs (IA).
The Finance Committee reviews the programme budget, financial statements, resource mobilization strategies and related documents, and provides recommendations to the Board for decisions.