|Assumed office |
29 February 2008
|Preceded by||Han Duck-soo|
|Born||28 December 1936 |
Dr. Han Seung-soo (born December 28, 1936 in Gangwon-do) is a Korean politician and diplomat. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Gangwon Province or Gangwon-do was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting Negotiations between representatives of groups or states He has been the Prime Minister of South Korea since February 2008, and he was the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Prime Minister of South Korea is appointed by the President with the National Assembly 's approval Membership For two articles dealing with membership in the General Assembly see General Assembly members
Han received his bachelor's degree from Yonsei University in 1960. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and He acquired his master's from Seoul National University in 1963 and his doctorate in economics from University of York in 1968. Seoul National University ( SNU) is a national Research university in Seoul, South Korea. Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The University of York is a Campus university in the city of York, England. He went on to hold various professorial positions in England and South Korea.
He was first elected to the National Assembly in 1988. He was ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1994, chief of staff to President Kim Young Sam from 1994 to 1995, and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister from 1996 to 1997. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Kim Young-sam (b 20 December 1927 in Geoje, South Gyeongsang) was the first civilian President of South Korea since a series of Dictatorships
In April 2001, Dr. Han was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a governmental cabinet minister who helps form the Foreign policy of a sovereign nation South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː He was elected the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2001. On 10 December 2001, he received the Nobel Peace Prize from the King of Norway, Harald V on behalf of the United Nations. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Nobel Peace Prize ( Swedish, Danish and Nobels fredspris is one of five Nobel Prizes Bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Childhood and education When Prince Harald was born in Skaugum he was the first heir to the throne of Norway to be born in Norway for several hundred years
After his term in the United Nations, he re-entered politics and was elected into the Korean National Assembly in 2002. Before the elections, he left the posts of Chairman of the UN General Assembly and Foreign Minister.
In May 2007, Dr. Han was appointed to serve as a Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. There are currently three United Nations Special Envoys on Climate Change, appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on May 1 2007 The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. Ban Ki-moon (born 13 June 1944 Korean: 반기문 Hanja: 潘基文 is the current Secretary-General of the United Nations. 
After Lee Myung-bak won the December 2007 presidential election, he nominated Han as Prime Minister in late January 2008. Lee Myung-bak (ˈliː ˈmjʊŋˌbæk or Korean) (born December 19, 1941) is the tenth and current President of South Korea The 17th South Korean presidential election took place on December 19, 2007.  Han's nomination was approved by the National Assembly on 29 February 2008, with 270 votes in favor and 94 opposed. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The United Democratic Party, which considered Han to be unsuitable, caused the vote to be delayed from the initially planned date of February 25, but it eventually decided not to oppose Han's nomination after the withdrawal of three other ministerial nominations that it opposed. Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor 
|Prime Minister of South Korea|
2008 – present
|President of the United Nations General Assembly|
2001 – 2002