5 June 2008
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note

New permanent representative of ROMANIA presents credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)

The new Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Simona‑Mirela Miculescu, today presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

At the time of her appointment, Ms. Miculescu was Director of the Communication and Public Diplomacy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, having served as Senior Adviser to the Government of Iraq from 2006 to 2007.  From September to December 2005, she was based in Romania’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, following a stint in the Foreign Ministry’s Division for Western Balkan and Central European Cooperation from January to September 2005.

From 2000 to 2004, she was appointed Minister Counsellor and Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Romania, becoming the first woman in her country to achieve the rank of Ambassador.  That followed service in Kosovo as Deputy Head of the Press and Public Information Office in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 1999 to 2000.  Earlier in 1999, she was the Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, and in 1998 she served as Deputy Head of the Ministry’s North American Department.  Between 1994 and 1998 she was Press Secretary in the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Miculescu joined the Foreign Ministry in 1991.

Ms. Miculescu holds degrees from Romania’s Babes-Bolyai University and Mihai Eminescu College and also attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

She is married with two children.

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