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Mr. Amit Narang is a member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He is currently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). After joining the IFS in 2001, Mr. Narang started his career in the MEA with a short stint in the External Publicity Division, dealing with Indian and foreign media. In 2003, Mr. Narang was posted to the Embassy of India, Beijing where he underwent training in Chinese language and then worked in the Economic & Commercial Wing of the Embassy. Between 2007-2010, Mr. Narang worked as the Deputy Director General of India-Taipei Association in Taipei. In MEA between 2010-13, Mr. Narang handled the United Nations (Economic & Social) portfolio during which time he was a member of the Indian negotiating team for climate change and also participated in the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. In this capacity, he represented India in the meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun (Mexico), Durban (South Africa), Doha (Qatar), Lima (Peru) and Paris (France), culminating in the adoption of the Paris Agreement (COP21) in 2015. Mr. Narang served as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations between 2013 to 2016 where he followed the deliberations of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly which deals with economic, financial and environmental issues. During his tenure in New York, Mr. Narang negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Prior to joining the MEA in July 2018, Mr. Amit Narang was the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Beijing. Mr. Narang is fluent in Chinese. He is married to Divya Narang and they have two children. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.