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
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,
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
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.