Simona Mirela Miculescu was appointed Ambassador of Romania to the United Nations on June 5, 2008.
Miculescu was the Director of the Department for Communication and Public Diplomacy within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to her current position. During her 18 years of diplomatic career, she served twice as Spokesperson for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Senior Media Advisor to the Minister (1993 and 1999), Director of the Press Department within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994), Press Secretary of the Romanian Embassy in Washington D.C. (1994-1998), and as Senior Public Information Officer at the Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo (1999-2000). Between 2000 and 2004, she served as Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Romania, becoming the first woman in the Romanian diplomatic history to be granted the rank of Ambassador.
Between 2006 and 2007, as part of Bearing Point, she acted as Senior Advisor for Public Outreach to the Government of Iraq.
Miculescu also has an academic background, as well as an extensive experience in public communication. Starting with her PhD in Literature, her academic career as a professor of International Public Relations at two Romanian universities, and as publisher of several books and tens of articles, goes in parallel with her evolution in diplomacy. In Romania, she is known as one of the best experts in the area of management of international public relations and developed the first curricula on this topic, which is now used in several Romanian universities.
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