Permanent Representative

Mr. Volodymyr Yelchenko

Date of birth: 27 June 1959

Education

Graduated from Kyiv State University in 1981 (M. A. Diploma in International relations and International law).

Experience

1981–1984 — Third, Second Secretary, Department of State Protocol, MFA of Ukraine, Kyiv
1984–1986 — Second Secretary, Department of International Organizations, MFA of Ukraine, Kyiv
1986–1992 — Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, New York, USA
1992–1993 — First Secretary, Chief of Section, Department of International Organizations, MFA of Ukraine, Kyiv
1993 — International Civil Affairs Officer, United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), Sector West (Croatia)
1993–1995 — Deputy Director, Department of International Organizations, MFA of Ukraine, Kyiv
1995–1997 — Director, Department of International Organizations, MFA of Ukraine, Kyiv
1997–2000 — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
2000–2001 — Representative of Ukraine to the UN Security Council
March 2001 — President of the UN Security Council
2000–2001 — Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
2001–2003 — Deputy Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
March-May 2003 — Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
May 2003 — February 2005 — First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
May 2004 — April 2005 — Chairman of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO, Member of UNESCO Executive Board
April 2005 — September 2008 — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna
September 2008 — June 2010 — Continued functions as Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna
July 2010-December 2015 — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Russian Federation
Since 9 December 2015 — Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
Since 1 January 2016 — Representative of Ukraine to the UN Security Council

Diplomatic rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

State Awards: Order of Merit, III and II Grades (Ukraine), Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil).

Foreign languages: English, Russian.

He is married to Iryna Yelchenko, they have a daughter.