A Report from the United Nations

Broadcast on September 21, 2011
With Ramu Damodaran

Ramu Damodaran

United Nations Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information


Mr. Ramu Damodaran is Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Outreach Division. Previously, he was Chief of its Civil Society Service. His responsibilities focus particularly on outreach to, and partnerships with, non-governmental, academic, private sector constituencies, and the general public. The Division’s programmes include briefings to NGOs, schools, universities and visiting groups, guided tours, exhibits, and responses to inquiries about the Organization. It publishes both the UN Chronicle magazine and the Yearbook of the United Nations, commemorates special observances, and arranges special events, including the annual conference of non-governmental organizations and the “Unlearning Intolerance” seminar series. His earlier posts with the Organization have included the Department of Peacekeeping and the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.

Mr. Damodaran has also been a member of the Indian Foreign Service where he held the post of Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of India, served Indian diplomatic missions in Moscow and to the United Nations, and held assignments in a range of other governmental ministries.

Prior to joining national government service, he worked extensively in Indian mass media, including television, radio and print publications. He has been a stage actor both in India and the United States.