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Nanoo Sandhu

Programme Support Officer, United Nation's International Labour Organization (ILO), United Kingdom

Gurchaten (Nanoo) Sandhu, born to Indian migrant parents in the UK, is a programme support officer at the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch. His passion for social justice has led him to focus his efforts on promoting the principle of non-discrimination in employment and occupation. Over the past 12 years, Gurchaten has built his expertise and knowledge on promoting social justice through quality, decent and inclusive work for all, in particular to enhance LGBTIQ+ rights at work and economic inclusion. He also finds the time to volunteer for UN GLOBE, the group representing LGBTIQ+ staff in the UN system. As its president, he works to ensure the voice and rights of LGBTI staff are represented in UN policies and procedures. He also serves as committee member of International Family Equality Day NGO, advising on non-discrimination based on family status in the world of work. In 2018 and 2019, he was listed as the Top 30 OUTstanding Role Model in the Public Sector. Gurchaten has a bachelor's degree (honors) in economics and a master's degree in development economics.

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