Romesh Chandra

  • President of Honour of the World Peace Council.

  • He took part in the struggle for national independence of India and spent his share of years in British prisons.

  • He was the founder of the All India Peace Council and its General Secretary for many years.

  • He was Secretary-General of the World Peace Council from 1966 to 1977 and President of the Council from 1977 to 1990, since then he has been its President of Honour.

  • He has been associated with the United Nations, as Representative of the World Peace Council, for over 25 years.

  • Additional NGO positions held: Vice-President of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative status with the United Nations; Vice-President of the NGO Special Committee for Disarmament and Chairperson of the NGO Sub-Committee against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Apartheid; member of the Bureaus (Boards) of the NGO Special Committees on Development and Human Rights; convenor of the NGO Special Sub-Committee on the South Commission; Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Development (United Nations, Vienna).