United Nations has elected Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman as Chairman of the UN Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Professor Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, ex-federal Minister for Science and Technology, will head the first meeting of the committee, in Bangkok on Monday.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific will also hold its meeting in Bangkok in coming days.

The committee would talk about the policies to sponsor science, technology, innovations among other members of states.

“Awareness is converting the outlook of many countries who are investing in higher education and promotion of innovation through applications of science and technology,” said a senior official of the International Centre for Che­m­ical and Biological Scie­nces, University of Karachi as reported by Dawn.

Atta-ur-Rahman is a  Pakistani scientist who attained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University in 1968.

The former federal minister has got 1,021 publications in several fields of organic chemistry and 188 books published primarily by the European and US press. He is an expert in the field of natural product chemistry in South Asia and also serves as the Editor In Chief of several peer-reviewed journals.

Prof Rahman has also served as chairman of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan from October 2002 to September 2008.


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