H.E. Mr. Sook Kim (Asian Group), Elected Co-Chair

H.E. Mr. Sook Kim was elected Co-chair of the Bureau for the Preparatory Process of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, representing the Asian Group.

Mr. Sook Kim is a Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations


DATE OF BIRTH: Sep. 19, 1952

EDUCATION:

Feb. 1977 Graduated from the Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

CAREER:
May 1978 Passed High Diplomatic Service Examination
Aug. 1978 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Feb. 1981 Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
Mar. 1984 Assistant Secretary, Office of the President
Apr. 1986 Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in the Republic of India
Dec. 1991 First Secretary, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
Feb. 1995 Director, North America Division I, American Affairs Bureau, MOFA
Aug. 1996 Assistant to the Foreign Minister
Dec. 1996 Deputy Consul-General, Korean Consulate General, San Francisco, USA
Feb. 1999 Director for Personnel, Office of Planning and Management, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
Jul. 2000 Consul-General, Korean Consulate General in Toronto, Canada
Aug. 2003 Senior Research Officer, Department of American Studies, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security(IFANS), MOFAT
Feb. 2004 Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, MOFAT
Jul. 2006 Ambassador for Public Diplomacy on Korea-U.S. Relations
Jan.2007 Ambassador, Advisor for International Relations to Jeju Special Self- Governing Province
Apr. 2008 Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, MOFAT
Feb. 2009 First Deputy Director, National Intelligence Service (NIS)
May 2011 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations

FAMILY: Married with two daughters
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