Siddharth Chatterjee is the UNFPA(United Nations Population Fund) is the Representative in Kenya.
Before joining UNFPA, he was the Chief Diplomat & Head of Strategic Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the world's largest humanitarian organization based in Switzerland.
Before joining the IFRC, he had served with the United Nations (UN) in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations, UNICEF and UNOPS in a range of leadership positions. Most of his career has been spent serving in complex emergencies, developing countries and fragile states.
During his UN career he has lived and worked in the following countries-Denmark, Iraq(two tours), Jordan, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan(Darfur), Indonesia, South Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In South Sudan he successfully negotiated the release of 3551 child soldiers from the rebel army of the SPLA and led the largest ever demobilization of child soldiers in 2001 during an ongoing conflict. He delivered a TED x talk on the topic of child soldiers in Bilbao, Spain.
He is regarded as a global influencer, actively advocating to end the scourge of polio. He has written & spoken extensively on the topic in leading international journals.
He is a fellow and graduate in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
He joined the UN in January 1997 after serving in the Indian Army in a Special Forces unit. He was decorated for gallantry during active service.
He tries to keep the spotlight on things that adversely effect humanity through his editorials and opinion pieces. He writes on a range social issues. His articles have featured in the CNN, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Forbes, Reuters, the Global Observatory and some leading Indian journals.
Siddharth Chatterjee has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Inter Press Service, NPR, VOA and the Global Observatory.