New Permanent Representative of United Kingdom Pays Courtesy Call on Secretary-General
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Barbara Woodward, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today. She earlier presented her credentials to the Secretariat on 2 December. (See Press Release BIO/5346.)
Before her latest appointment, Ms. Woodward was her country’s Ambassador to China between February 2015 and August 2020. She joined the Board of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Director-General Economic and Consular in October 2011, working on economic diplomacy and emerging Powers.
Earlier in her Foreign Office career, Ms. Woodward worked on economic and security aspects of foreign policy in China, where she served as Deputy Ambassador from 2007 to 2009, the Russian Federation from 1994 until 1998, the European Union and at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Woodward was International Director at the United Kingdom Border Agency.
Ms. Woodward received a master’s degree in history from Saint Andrews University in the United Kingdom in 1983, and a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University in the United States, in 1990.