Malaysian expert appointed to senior post in UN economic affairs department

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

8 November 2004 – A Malaysian expert in political economics and development has been appointed to a senior post in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to lead and coordinate statistical demographic and macroeconomic data gathering and analysis.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram will be the Assistant Secretary-General on Economic Development, a new post created this year as part of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s reform to support policy coherence and management in the Department. He will also serve as the senior adviser to Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic Affairs.

Mr. Sundaram is currently a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, and Professor in the Applied Economics Department at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

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