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Permanent Representative

Permanent Representative

Gholam Ali KHOSHROO 

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran

to the United Nations


Born in January 16, 1955

Married – two sons, two daughters,

1981-1989 Dean of the School for International Relations (affiliated to Foreign Ministry),

1989-1995 Ambassador and Deputy of the Permanent Mission of I.R of Iran, U.N, New York,

1995-1997  Dean of the School for International Relations,

 Board member of the Encyclopedia of the World of Islam,

  Deputy Foreign Minister for Research and Training,

1999-2002   Ambassador to Australia,

2002-2005   Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs,

2005- 2014.  Assistant Secretary General of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly,

2007- 2014  Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam ,

2010-​ 2014  Member of Policy Making Council of  “Iran Diplomacy”.

2014-2015   Ambassador to Swiss Confederation,

In recent years, he has extensively worked on current developments of contemporary political Islam and its implication for western societies. He has also contributed to various forums and seminars on how to promote dialogue and moderation among nations and how to contain extremism and sectarian violence. As a sociologist he studied at Tehran University and New School for Social Research, New York, U.S.A. He has published several articles and book on political and cultural affairs.

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