Minar Pimple is the Founder of Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action.
During his own youth, he foresaw the role of people his age in the participatory planning processes of the city. This drove him to form YUVA, a youth-led social change, in 1984. Minar went on to lead the organisation expanding it to acquire the form of a voluntary organisation that promotes human rights and sustainable development in India’s urban and rural poor. He served as YUVA’s CEO from 1984 to 2004.
Subsequently, Minar was the Regional Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign where he led the operations in Asia-Pacific, Executive Director of People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (PDHRE). Currently, Minar Pimple is the Senior Director of Global Operations at Amnesty International.