Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Li Junhua is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
Mr. Li began his career at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1985. Since then, he has served in various capacities, including as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Myanmar (2010-2012), Deputy Director General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences (2008-2010), Minister Counselor (Political), Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations (2003-2008), Division Director and Counselor in charge of UN General Assembly and Security Council Affairs (2001-2003), Second and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nation (1997-2001). Third and Second Secretary, the Department of International Organizations and Conferences (1992-1997) and Assistant to the Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of China to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok (1986-1992). He was also the Director General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China (2013-2019).
Mr. Li has a Master’s in International Public Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University. He speaks Chinese and English.