Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Malaysia), Coordinator for Economic and Social Development at the Food and Agriculture Organization

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Malaysia), Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Coordinator for Economic and Social Development at the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Biography:

Jomo Kwame Sundaram served as the assistant secretary-general on Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN. He is a visiting senior research fellow from the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and professor in the Applied Economics Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

He is founder and chair of IDEAs (International Development Economics Associates). He also served on the advisory board of the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD). He was president of the Malaysian Social Science Association (1996-2000), member of Pro-tem Committee of the Asian Social Science Association (1980-1984) and member of the Executive Committee of the International Peace Research Association (1982-1987). In 1989 – 1991, Mr. Sundaram served on various academic and professional committees, as well as Malaysia’s National Economic Consultative Council (1989-1991).

Jomo Kwame Sundaram has authored over 35 monographs, edited over 50 books and translated 11 volumes besides writing many academic papers and articles for the media. He is on the editorial boards of several learned journals.