Youngju Oh has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) since October 2019 and is serving her first term up to October 2024.
Ms. Oh is an ambassador for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Korea and has been appointed Ambassador of Korea to Viet Nam in October 2022. Previosuly, she was the President of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, and a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Agency. She also served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea as Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs; and Special Adviser to the Minister; Director-General for Development Cooperation; and Deputy Director General for Development Cooperation.
Ms. Oh also served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York; Director-General of the Nuclear Security Summit Preparatory Secretariat; Counsellor at the Korean Embassy to China; and Director in the United Nations Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She was also Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Fukuoka, Japan, and First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York.
She holds a Master's degree in Pacific International Affairs and passed the High Diplomatic Service Examination.