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Binay Ranjan Sen

Binay Ranjan Sen, Bengal famine of 1943 to build the FAO from a data-gathering bureaucracy into a major force against world hunger.

He studied at the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta and subsequently at the University of Oxford.[1] Sen joined the Indian Civil Service in Bengal in 1922.[2] His work as director general of food for all India (1943–1946), for which he was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1944,[3] convinced him that hunger and malnutrition were crucial issues in the modern world.

He took his concerns to the international stage as a member of India's first delegation to the UN (1947), as Indian Ambassador to the United States, and several other countries including Italy, Yugoslavia, Japan, and Mexico. He worked on a variety of FAO projects before being named Director General in 1956. In 1960 Sen announced the Freedom from Hunger campaign, which led to the 1963 World Food Congress in Washington, D.C., attended by representatives from more than 100 countries.

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  1. ^ Sen, Asit. Glimpses of College History: The Students and the Teachers in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 233.
  2. ^ London Gazette, 3 November 1922
  3. ^ London Gazette, 1 January 1944
  • On the B.R.Sen Award - 1
  • On the B.R.Sen Award - 2
  • On the Second World Food Congress in The Hague, Netherlands June 16-30, 1970
  • Freedom from Hunger Campaign, Germany

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