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Bureau members

Bureau Members 2019
 UN Photo/Mark Garten
H.E. Mr. Cho Tae-yul
President
Country:
Korea, Republic of
Time of mandate: (2019)
Ambassador Cho is the 25th Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. During his over 36 years of diplomatic career, he has held various senior positions in the Korean government.
 UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
H.E. Mr. Walton Webson
Vice-President
Country:
Antigua and Barbuda
Time of mandate: (2019)
Until his appointment, Ambassador Webson had a long career with Perkins International, serving as its Director since 2011. Before joining Perkins International in 1992, Mr. Webson was the Caribbean Regional Representative for Sight Savers International.
 UN Photo/Kim Haughton
H.E. Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason
Vice-President
Country:
Ireland
Time of mandate: (2019)
Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Byrne Nason was Ireland’s Ambassador to France and Monaco from 2014 to 2017.
 UN Photo/Mark Garten
H.E. Mr. Collen V. Kelapile
Vice-President
Country:
Botswana
Time of mandate: (2019)
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kelapile was Chief of Staff to the Executive Secretary of the Addis Ababa‑based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa between 2014 and 2018.
 UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
H.E. Ms. Besiana Kadare
Vice-President
Country:
Albania
Time of mandate: (
2018 - 2019
)
Appointed to serve concurrently as Ambassador to Cuba, Ms. Kadare was previously Albania’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris between 2011 and 2016.