Ambassador Ron Prosor

Ambassador Ron Prosor

  •   Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations

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    Ambassador Ron Prosor became Israel’s 16th Permanent Representative to the United Nations in June 2011. With almost three decades of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Prosor has carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats.  His overseas service also includes roles in Washington, Bonn, and London.


    Between 2004 and 2007 Mr. Prosor served as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseeing the work of the Foreign Ministry during the disengagement from Gaza in 2005.  


    Before arriving to the United Nations, Mr. Prosor served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, where he earned plaudits for his articulate and forthright defense of Israel's position, publishing numerous articles throughout the British press and appearing on television outlets including the BBC and Sky News.  Mr. Prosor also addressed a wide range of audiences throughout the country, including at universities and think tanks.


    Since becoming Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr. Prosor has continued to be an outspoken proponent for the State of Israel.  He is renowned for his erudite and forthright speeches on a diverse range of topics from security to development.  


    A prolific writer and commentator, Mr. Prosor has published in leading international publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and appeared regularly on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. 


    Since becoming Israel’s envoy to the UN, Mr. Prosor has held a series of notable positions, including Vice President of the General Assembly and Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.  Mr. Prosor called for the first-ever General Assembly session on Antisemitism and oversaw the adoption of two landmark resolutions on entrepreneurship and agriculture that passed with an overwhelming majority.


    As an officer in the Artillery Division of the IDF, Mr. Prosor attained the rank of Major and he is a graduate of the IDF Battalion Commanders.  He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, having graduated with distinction.


    Mr. Prosor is married to Hadas and they are the proud parents of Lior, Tomer and Oren, and doting grandparents to baby Amit.