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Bokyun Shim

Mr. Bokyun Shim is Head of Office of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), an integral part of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

Since his inauguration in March 2020, he has been dedicated to contributing to strengthening public administration capacities in developing Member States to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Shim was Vice Minister of the Interior and Safety of the Government of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Shim also held various senior positions including Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs of Jeonbuk Province, Assistant Ministers for Planning and Coordination of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, as well as Chair Professor at the Korea National Open University.

During his long and rich experiences in state affairs from 1988 to 2018 with the Government of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Shim had contributed to government innovation, decentralization and digital government development by working for the central and local governments, and the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Shim completed a Doctorate course on Governance at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and has a Master’s degree in Policy Analysis from Saitama University in Japan, a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University.
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