Ja Song-nam

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Ja Song-nam
Born (1954-03-28) March 28, 1954 (age 66)
Alma materPyongyang University of Foreign Studies
Known forPermanent Representative to the United Nations
Ja Song-nam
Revised RomanizationJa Seongnam
McCune–ReischauerCha Sŏngnam

Ja Song-nam (Korean: 자성남, born 28 March 1954) is a North Korean diplomat. Ja was North Korea's Permanent Representative to the United Nations between February 2014 and 2018.[1][2][3]


Ja graduated from the Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies in 1983. He then served as the Director-General of the Department for National Reunification Affairs and Director of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the Foreign Ministry of North Korea 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. Between 2006 and 2011, he served as North Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ja is married and has children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "New Permanent Representative of Democratic People's Republic of Korea Presents Credentials". United Nations. 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ North Korean envoy to United Nations to be replaced: Sources - ST
  3. ^ "North Korea appoints Kim Song as new ambassador to United Nations". South China Morning Post. AP. 29 September 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.