Dr. Markandey Rai
Dr. Markandey Rai is currently the Senior Advisor of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) after his retirement as the Chief of the U.N. Inter-Agency Coordination, Global Parliamentarians and Trade Unions programme of UN-HABITAT based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has served UN-HABITAT on various positions in the last twenty-two years of his service to the United Nations. He was recruited in 1992 to develop Urban and city Statistics. He is life member and elected office bearer of several academic, cultural and social bodies in the world. As focal point for the Asia-Pacific region and also for India in UN-HABITAT, he achieved to organized a ministers forum for Asia-Pacific countries in December 2006 in New Delhi successfully and India became the Chairperson and permanent secretariat was established in New Delhi. Dr. Rai was the President of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) in Nairobi of Kenya chapter. His biography was published in the 14th edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 1997.
He has been honored with “Hind Rattan Award" in January 2006 in New Delhi. He is an “Ambassador for Peace” conferred by the Global Peace Federation in March 2009. He has also been recognized for meritorious achievements by several prestigious forums and organizations internationally, including the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England and Global Peace Foundation as a member of the Global Leadership Council and elected Board member of the Global Peace Youth Corps (GPYC), Africa. He has been awarded Humanity achievers award 2014 and he has been appointed Senior Advisor to International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization as well as Deputy Director of the international Ecological Safety Evaluation Institution in Beijing, China. Recently in March 2017 in Global Peace Convention of GPF in Manila Dr. Rai is elected President of Global Peace and Development Service Alliance (GPDSA).