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Ambassador

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen at the start of his service as the Permanent Observer of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations on 4 June 2010. (UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe) 

(UN Photo / Mark Garten)

Biography

Date of Birth: 30 September 1966

Place of Birth: Istanbul, Turkey

Nationality: Turkey

EDUCATION

1983 - 1988: BA Degree in International Relations, Department of Political Science, Ankara University, Turkey

1993: Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara, Turkey

2000 - 2001: Arabic Language Program, Ankara, Turkey

2007: Fellowship Program in Peace Making and Preventive Diplomacy, UNITAR - International Peace Academy, Oslo, Norway

2009: Facilitation in Dialogue Processes and Mediation Efforts Training Program, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sando, Sweden

EMPLOYMENT

16 April 2010- Present: OIC Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, New York 

Feb 2005-April 2010: Political Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, OIC, Jeddah/KSA

2001- 2005: First Secretary/Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Turkish Embassy, Syrian Arab Republic

1999 - 2001: Second Secretary/First Secretary (Desk Officer responsible for Iraq and Northern Iraq), Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara, Turkey

1997 - 1999: Second Secretary and Deputy Chief of Mission, Turkish Embassy, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

1994 - 1997: Third Secretary, Political Officer, Turkish Embassy, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1992 - 1994: Probation Career Diplomat at the Non-EU Countries Section of the European Department of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara, Turkey

1988 - 1992: Inspector at the Inspection Board, Turkish Is Bank, Istanbul, Turkey


 



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