Arjun Karki

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Arjun Karki
Nepali Ambassador to the United States
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Personal details
Born (1963-07-22) 22 July 1963 (age 53)
Sankhuwasabha District, Koshi Zone, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Alma mater Tribhuvan University (BSc)
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (MSc)
University of East Anglia (PhD)

Arjun Kumar Karki (Nepali: अर्जुन कार्की; born July 22, 1963) is a Nepalese development practitioner who is currently Nepali Ambassador to the United States.[1]

He graduated from Tribhuvan University with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics in 1990, and subsequently completed M.Sc. in Management and Implementation of Development Projects at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1995, and a PhD entitled "The Politics of Poverty and Movements from Below in Nepal" from the University of East Anglia in 2001. He has championed the cause of democracy in the country and has worked towards promotion of human rights and sustainable development.

He has been President of Rural Reconstruction Nepal since 1989, and the International Co-ordinator of LDC Watch since 2004. In 2011, he was awarded the Justice and Peace Award by the Bishop Tji Hak-Soon Justice and Peace Foundation based in South Korea for his exceptional contribution for the protection of the human rights and the development of impoverished and marginalised communities in Nepal and in other LDCs.[2]