(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Cho Tae-yul, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Before his appointment, Mr. Cho was Second Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, having previously served as Ambassador for International Relations of Gyeonggi Province from 2012 to 2013, and Ambassador for Development Coordination from 2011 to 2012.
Mr. Cho’s served as Ambassador to Spain from 2008 and 2011, Deputy Minister for Trade from 2006 to 2008 and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva from 2005 to 2006. In 2003, he served as Director General of the Bilateral Trade Bureau and Special Commissioner of the Presidential Transition Committee. In 2002, he was Deputy Director-General for North American and European Trade in his country’s Multilateral Trade Bureau and Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy Planning in that Bureau.
Having joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979, Mr. Cho held several other positions, including Counsellor at his country’s Embassy in the United States from 2000 to 2002, Counsellor in the Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva from 1996 to 2000, Director of the International Trade Division from 1995 to 1996, Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1995, and Counsellor at the Embassy in Saudi Arabia from 1992 to 1994.
Mr. Cho holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Seoul National University.
Born on 10 November 1951, he is married and has two children.