Nikhil Seth Appointed Head of UNCSD Secretariat

September 2011: Nikhil Seth has been appointed as Director for the Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), effective 1 September 2011.

In this capacity, Seth also will serve as the Head of the Office of the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The Conference Secretary-General (CSG) is Sha Zukang.

Seth previously served as Director of the Office for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Support and Coordination. He succeeds Tariq Banuri. [Publication: Rio+20: Making it Happen, Vol. 2, Issue 16]