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 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, he was Vice Minister of the Interior and Safety of the Government of the Republic of Korea. He also held various senior positions including Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs of Jeonbuk Province, Assistant Minister 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.
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. He 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