Ambassador Ahmad Kamal

Ambassador Ahmad Kamal served as a professional diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. 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. He has received numerous honors in Pakistan and in the other countries of his posting.

During his decade long assignment as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, he held many of the highest elective posts, as Vice President of the General Assembly, President of the Economic and Social Council, Chairman of the Consultations on the Role of NGOs at the United Nations, Chairman of the Working Group on Informatics, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research, He was the chief negotiator of Pakistan in the Uruguay Round negotiations which led to the establishment of the World Trade Organization.

Further, he was elected Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, and then as a Senior Fellow of the United Nations for the next 15 years, responsible for the regular training of diplomats at the United Nation. He was also responsible during this period for outreach every week from the United Nations into several universities in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, and others. He remains an Honorary Visiting Professor at several universities in the United States. He is also the President of The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations, and a Board Member of the International Association of Permanent Representatives (IAPR).

He is fluent in English, French, Urdu, and Persian, and familiar with Spanish and Arabic. He has also travelled in Afghanistan several times.

He is the author of several publications, on disarmament, on management, on multilateralism, on global economic issues, and on the technical aspects of informatics and information technology.

Ambassador Kamal is now a citizen of the United States since 2010.