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Political Memory: Nirj DEVA, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Fellow, University of Loughborough (1971-73), Graduate of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Scientific advisor (1975-80), businessman and company director (1980-99)
  • Current: Chm Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC, Director Aitken Spence Ltd, Director, Distilleries Corporation Ltd, (both Forbes 300 Asian Companies), Advisor London Asia Capital plc, Chm Serene Resorts Ltd (Beach Property Developers)
  • Chairman, Bow Group (1981).Editor, Crossbow Magazine (1983), Political Advisor to the Home Secretary (1984-85)
  • Chairman, One Nation Forum Political Committee (1988-1991).Chairman, Committee on the Deregulation of European Air Transport (1983-86)
  • Member, Governing Council of the Royal Commonwealth Society (1977-80)
  • Secretary-General, Institute of Constitutional Research, London (1998)
  • Deputy Lord Lieutenant of greater London (1985- )
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts 1994-
  • Vishwa Kirithi Sri Lanka Abhimaniya 2005- Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth (1992-1997)
  • Select Committees: Education (1994-96) and Parliamentary Ombudsman (1993-97) Member, European Standing Committee B (1992-97)
  • Member of Her Majesty's Government, Parliamentary Private Secretary, Scottish Office (1995-97).Advisor to Iain Duncan Smith (2001-03)
  • Member of the European Parliament for South East England (1999 - )
  • Current Co-coordinator ofOverseas Development and Co-operation
  • European Delegate to the ACP-EU (1999 - ), European Parliament delegate to ASEAN countries (2002 - )
  • European Parliament's current Rapporteur on the World Trade Organisation and Development (2000 - )
  • Parliamentrepresentative on the Executive Council of the North-South Centre (since 2004)
  • EPP-ED Coordinator in the Committee on Development and in the ACP Delegation (since 2004)
  • Chairman Working Grp A of Development Committee overseeing the Country Strategy papers for Asia, Central Asia and Far East;Co Leader (with Michel Rocard former PM of France ) of European Parliament Delegation to the United Nations World Summit and General Assembly 2006
  • Chm Friendship Groups for China
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indonesia
  • Afghanistan
  • In the European Parliament
  • International Organisations : Hon Ambassador at Large for Sri Lanka 2003
  • Candidate to succeed HE Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the United Nations in 2006
  • Chairman EU India Chamber of Commerce 2005
  • Chairman European Peace Foundation 2007
  • Negotiated resolution: on WTO / Seattle in Abuja, 2000
  • On Pacific region and chaired workshop on Sustainable development and management of natural resources in Brussels, 2000;on Everything But Arms in Libreville, 2001
  • On parliamentary dimension of WTO in Brussels, 2001
  • Negotiated:joint resolution on the situation in the Pacific in Cape Town, 2002
  • Compromise with the ACP side on Agricultural and mining commodities in Brussels 2005
  • The adoption of theDeerpalsing / Deva report on The problematics of energy in the ACP countries in Vienna 2006
  • International Missions including Election Observer Missions to Afghanistan (2004, 2005) as Chm Indonesia (2003, 2006) Kazakhstan (2005, 2007)
  • East Timor (2006)
  • Key note speaker at a conferences on Child Labour and Education (India 2004)
  • Global Peace (India 2005) UN Reform
  • Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute Washington (2006), Foreign Relations Council New York (2006), EU China Relations: Beijing, Changchun, Shanghai, ( 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Constant flow of speeches in the European Parliament mainly on Development issues
  • Topics include 'Private/Public sector undertakings in Developing Countries', 'Human Rights in Zimbabwe', 'Eradication of Poverty, Diseases and Food Shortages'
  • Co-initiator of Motions for Resolutions on subjects such as European Trade, human rights in Zimbabwe and the situation in Burma
  • Author of a number of pamphlets such as 'Who really governs Britain' (Bow Group) and articles for the European Journal





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