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Asoke Mukerji

Asoke Mukerji retired as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2015. His diplomatic assignments include the UK, Russia, the USA, the UAE, Central Asia, and the former Yugoslavia. The Ambassador’s involvement with cyber issues began with the World Trade Organization’s negotiations on Telecoms (mobile telephony) and Information Technology Agreement (trade in computers/peripherals) in the 1990s. He led India’s first multi-agency delegations for international cooperation on cyber issues with the USA, UK, Russia, Japan, and the EU between 2011-2012. He chaired a multi-stakeholder Study Group under India’s National Security Council Secretariat during 2017-2018 mandated to recommend cyber norms for India. His priorities are using cyber technology for sustainable development under the UN’s Agenda 2030 and advocating the need for an International Convention on Cyberspace. He is on the faculty of the Geneva-based Diplo Foundation.

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