H.E. Mr. Myint Thu
Permanent Representative / Ambassador
Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG)
Ambassador Mr. Myint Thu assumed the post of the Permanent Representative / Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland on 20 October 2020.
Before undertaking this posting, he served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Japan. Earlier, he served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Myanmar’s ASEAN SOM Leader since 15 November 2017.
He has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 30 years both at Headquarters and Myanmar Missions abroad, including Director-General, Strategic Studies and Training Department, Director-General, ASEAN Affairs Department and Director-General, Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He joined the civil service in 1985 as a Subject Matter Specialist at the Myanmar Agriculture Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. He later entered into the Myanma Foreign Service as Third Secretary/Deputy Assistant Director in June 1990 through the Civil Service Selection and Training Board.
Throughout his diplomatic career, he served in various Myanmar Missions abroad as Third Secretary at the Embassy of Myanmar in Tokyo (1993-1997); First Secretary/Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Myanmar to the United Nations Office in Geneva (2002-2006); Minister-Counsellor/Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Myanmar to ASEAN in Jakarta (2010-2013); and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Japan (2019-2020).
He graduated from the Institute of Agriculture, Yezin, with a Bachelor Degree of Agriculture (B.Ag) in 1985. He also earned a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore in 2009.
He is single.