Sudesh Reddy

Communication Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, South Africa

Sudeshan Reddy is a communication specialist at the United Nations Children's Fund South Africa Office in Pretoria. Sudeshan has also worked in a communication capacity for the UN Information Centre and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, primarily in South Africa but also in Angola, Zambia and Eritrea. During his nearly 20-year UN career, Sudeshan has worked on a range of campaigns and initiatives focusing on homophobia, xenophobia, and racism, including the launch of the UN Free and Equal LGBTI campaign. He began his working life shortly after the collapse of Apartheid as a research officer at the Democracy Development Programme, an NGO focused on human rights in South Africa. He strives to advance anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia programs in South Africa, focusing particularly on campaigns and advocacy initiatives targeted at primary and high school students. Sudeshan holds an honors degree in African politics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and a postgraduate diploma in mass communications from the University of Leicester, UK. Sudeshan is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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