Mohammad Sharif

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Mohammad Sharif (born 1933 in Nepal), was the head of the Youth Unit, Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs[1] at the United Nations from 1979–1987 and then became in charge of 3 sections: disability, ageing and youth sections. He was also the Executive Secretary of International Youth Year[2][3]

During International Youth Year Sharif represented the UN at a number of International Conferences in the capacity as the personal representative of the Secretary General of the UN.[4] Among the few conferences where he played this role (mentioned in the Secretary General's Report to the UN on IYY in 1985[4]) are the UNESCO's World Youth Congress and the International Youth Year Conference on Law.

He graduated from Patna University in India and completed a PhD at Iowa State University in 1966. He was formerly an official in the Nepalese government and an advisor to the King. He played a key role in the establishment of that country's national airline.


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  2. ^ Activities of the United Nations System in the Field of Youth. UNESCO – World Congress on Youth (Barcelona, Spain, 8–15 July 1985). SHS/85/CONF.401/INF.5. May 1985. p. 40 (Annex p. 1)
  3. ^ Final Report of the World Congress on Youth, p. 126.
  4. ^ a b IYY: Report of the Director General, UNESCO, General Conference, 23rd Session, 12 September 1985