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New Permanent Representative of Democratic People’s Republic
Of Korea Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Ja Song Nam, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
From 2011 until his appointment, Mr. Ja was Director-General of the Department for National Reunification Affairs, and Director of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace in his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2006 and 2011, he served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Mr. Ja served an earlier term as Director-General of the Department for National Reunification Affairs and Director of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace from 2005 to 2006. He was a Senior Researcher in the Ministry from 2004 to 2005. He was a Counsellor at his country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 2000 to 2004.
From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Ja was Deputy Director-General of the Department for Reunification Affairs, as well as a Desk Officer and Division Chief between 1983 and 1998.
Mr. Ja is a graduate of the University of International Relations, Pyongyang (1978-1983).
Born on 28 March 1954, he is married and has children.
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