Amandeep S. Gill

Amandeep Gill is Executive Director and Co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Before joining the UN, Amandeep Singh Gill was India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. After a short stint in a telecom company, he entered the Indian Foreign Service in 1992. Apart from headquarters, he has served abroad at the Indian Missions in Tehran, Colombo and Geneva. From 2013-2016, he served as Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division in the Ministry of External Affairs and was the lead negotiator for key agreements on international security, technology and strategic trade. In 2017, he helped set up the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation. Amandeep Gill was Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems for 2017-2018 and led the Group in adopting a set of Guiding Principles by consensus in August 2018. He serves on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, IEEE and MIT Media Lab’s Council on Extended Intelligence and the WEF’s Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation. Amandeep Gill has a B Tech in electronics and electrical communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD degree from King’s College London is on Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums. During 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Centre for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). His professional interests focus on science, security and international policy learning. He is passionate about technology, education and sustainable agriculture. His first book of poetry was published in 2016.


03.00 - 04.00
AD Fund Hall
Policymakers around the world are searching for answers to the challenges they’re facing due to the fast paced changes in technology and take advantage of the opportunities that technology is creating. Intergovernmental collaboration on its own may not be sufficient, as it requires innovative collaborations with other stakeholders, including the private sector, expert community, and multilateral organizations. In 2018, the Secretary General launched the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation to provide a set of recommendation on how to enhance cooperation and on the role of different partners. This panel will provide some initial insights from the UN HLP and will discuss the role of different sectors.