IFS officer Atul Khare appointed UN Under Secretary-General for Field Support
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday announced the appointment of IFS officer Atul Khare as Under Secretary-General for Field Support, Department of Field Support (DFS).Khare will succeed Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh as the Under Secretary-General for Field Support, Department of Field Support (DFS).
Khare, a 1984 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, was born in 1959. He is an alumnus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Khare also obtained a master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Southern Queensland. He is married to Vandna Khare, a writer.
During his tenure with the Indian Foreign Service, Khare served in diplomatic missions in France, Mauritius, Senegal, Thailand and the United Kingdom, as well as the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York.
Most recently, Khare has served as assistant secretary-general leading the Change Management Team (2011-2012) and assistant secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations and deputy head of the Department from 2010 to 2011.
He was previously special representative of the secretary- general for Timor-Leste and head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste at the level of Under-Secretary-General ( 2006-2009), and worked earlier as chief of staff and deputy special representative of the secretary-general with the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor.
DFS provides support in the areas of finance, logistics, information, communication and technology, human resources and general administration to help UN missions promote peace and security.