20 September 2013
Press Release
BIO/4535

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

Biographical Note


New Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea Presents Credentials


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


The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Oh Joon, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon today.


Prior to that appointment, Mr. Oh was Ambassador to Singapore from 2010 to 2013, before which he served as Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2008 to 2010.


Mr. Oh served in various capacities, including Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister from 2007 to 2008.† Between 2005 and 2007, he was Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.† He served as a Minister at his countryís Embassy in Brazil (2002-2003) and Deputy Director-General for Policy Planning (1999-2001).† He joined the Foreign Ministry in 1978.


Ambassador Oh holds a masterís degree in international policy studies from Stanford University and a bachelorís in French literature from Seoul National University.


Born in Seoul in 1951, Mr. Oh is married and has two children.


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