19 September 2012
Press Release

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

Biographical Note

New Permanent Representative of Myanmar Presents Credentials


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

The new Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, Tin Kyaw, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Until his latest appointment, Mr. Kyaw was Myanmar’s Ambassador to Canada from March 2011.  Between October 2008 and March 2011, he served as Director-General of the Political Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yangon, having been Deputy Director-General from 2007 to 2008, and Director of the South and West Asia Division from 2005 to 2006.  He was Chargé d’affaires at his country’s Embassy in Ottawa from February to October 2005.

Mr. Kyaw served as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission in New York from 2003 to 2005, and as Deputy Chief of Mission/Counsellor in Jakarta from 2001 to 2003.  He was Deputy Director of the International Organizations and Economic Department between 1999 and 2001, having served as Assistant Director from 1997 to 1999.  From 1994 to 1997, he was First Secretary/Second Secretary at Myanmar’s Permanent Mission in Geneva.  Before that, he headed Branch 1 of the International Organizations and Economic Department from 1991 to 1994, having served as Second Secretary at the Embassy in Bangkok from 1987 to 1991.

Before his appointment as Deputy Assistant Director of International Organizations and Economic Department from 1986 to 1987, Mr. Kyaw was Third Secretary at the New York Permanent Mission from 1984 to 1986, Deputy Assistant Director of the International Organizations Division from 1983 to 1984, and Chancellor in Canberra from 1982 to 1983.

Mr. Kyaw holds a Master of Science in mathematics from Yangon University and a post-graduate diploma in environmental management from Dresden University of Technology in Germany.

Born on 31 October 1955 in Wuntho, Myanmar, he is married and has children.

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