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Professor
Nagoya-gakuin University Japan

 

Areas of Expertise
Disability,International Affairs, Post 2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Reform

Region of Focus
East Asia and the Pacific, The Middle East

Background
I am currently a full-time professor at Inter-cultural Department, international cooperation, of a private University, Nagoya-gakuin University Nagoya Japan. I have been teaching for nearly two years, and prior to my current position, I had served the United Nations system, including ILO, GATT/WTO, two regional commissions, ESCWA and ESCAP, UN DESA New York, and UNESCO for 30 years. My last position in the UN was the Country Director of UNESCO in Pakistan (2011-2014). My expertise includes, human rights and disability rights, development cooperation (ODA, DCF, development aid, etc.), South-South cooperation, and social dimension of marginalized groups in the middle income Arab countries (e.g. Jordan, Lebanon, etc.), built on my 30-year experience of the United Nations. I obtained Master of International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in DC, and Ph.D. in development studies from a Japanese university. I am also expert on South Asian studies, particularly Pakistan and Islamic studies. Though two years passed (in 2016) since I retired from 30-year consecutive service of the United Nations, I am determined to keep update with the United Nations contribution as a retired UN staff, and willing to promote the value of the UN, namely, respect to diversity, integrity and tolerance in this world, that needs such global value very badly.