United Nations in China

Apr 20 , 2021 | Social Good

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The UN works hard to fight poverty, create access to medicine, and protect the planet. Siddharth Chatterjee is now its Resident Coordinator in China, after serving in the same role in Kenya. Now, he oversees how the organization shapes opportunities for the most populous country on earth. Our Host James Chau asks him about his formative years in India — and how the UN is improving the human condition.


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