Wu Hongbo

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Wu Hongbo
Wu Hongbo December 2012 (8271801955).jpg
Under Secretary General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
In office
July 2012 – July 2017
Preceded bySha Zukang
Succeeded byLiu Zhenmin
Personal details
BornMay 1952
Shandong, China

Wu Hongbo (Chinese: 吳紅波; born May 1952) is a Chinese diplomat. Until July 2017 he was the Under-Secretary-General in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[1][2] He replaced Sha Zukang as the head of DESA.[3]

Wu held various high-ranking positions and collected extensive experience in diplomacy. He has worked as Assistant Foreign Minister and Chinese Ambassador to Germany prior to this appointment.[4] He has also worked in a number of locations including Hong Kong, Macao, and Manila.

He graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University and also studied in New Zealand.


  1. ^ "Bio of Under Secretary General". United Nations. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ UNDESA leadership UN website - UNDESA leadership
  3. ^ China Daily 06-01-2012
  4. ^ Hanban News 01-24-2011

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