Atul Khare was on 7 January 2015 appointed as the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support (DFS). He will succeed Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh.
His appointed was announced by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Khare is currently providing charitable medical advice in India.
• Khare joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1984 and has served Indian diplomatic missions in France, Mauritius, Senegal, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
• Khare has been serving the UN since years, most recently as Assistant Secretary-General leading the Change Management Team in 2011-2012.
• He was the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Deputy Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York from 2010 to 2011.
• He was previously the Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) at the level of Under-Secretary-General in 2006.