Ramu Damodaran is the chief of the United Nations Academic Impact , an initiative he was responsible for designing ten years ago and which now has more than 1300 member institutions. He also oversees the civil society and advocacy outreach in the United Nations Department of Global Communications , as well as the Dag Hammarskjold Library , the UN Chronicle journal and the Yearbook of the United Nations. He is the secretary of the United Nations General Assembly’s Committee on Information. In his more than 25 years at the United Nations he has held a number of positions , including in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General .
Originally a member of the Indian Foreign Service, he has held a number of governmental positions including that of executive assistant to the Prime Minister of India .