H.E. Ambassador Gholam Ali Khoshroo

H.E. Ambassador Gholam Ali Khoshroo is Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Khoshroo was his country's Ambassador to Switzerland.  From 2005 to 2014, he was Assistant Secretary General of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, after having served as Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Khoshroo was Ambassador to Australia from 1999 to 2002, before which he served as Deputy Foreign Minister for Research and Training from 1997 to 1999.  From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Khoshroo was Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations.  He served two terms, from 1981 to 1989 and 1995 to 1997, as Dean of the School for International Relations, affiliated with Iran's Foreign Ministry.

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. He has published several articles and book on political and cultural affairs.

Born in 1955, he is married and has four children.