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  Virenda Dayal  
   
 
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Virenda Dayal (1935- ) worked at the UN from 1965 to 1993, retiring after serving as chef de cabinet for Secretaries-General Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros-Ghali. Other UN positions included UNHCR’s Relief Operation in Bangladesh and elsewhere, and director of the UN’s Office of Special Political Affairs. He served on the Indian delegation to the World Conference on Human Rights and was a member of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflicts. He is currently the executive director of India’s National Human Rights Commission. Before joining the UN, he was a civil servant of the government of India. He was born in India and educated at St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

 

 
   
 
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