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Martin David Uden (born 28 February 1955) is, as of December 2012, the co-ordinator of the Panel of Experts at the United Nations which deals with North Korea regarding the sanctions against that country established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874.[1][2] He was previously Managing Director of the British Business Embassy at UKTI, which he joined in March 2012.[3] Before that he served as a British Diplomat, most recently as the British Ambassador to South Korea.[4]

Martin Uden
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Born (1955-02-28) 28 February 1955 (age 64)

Previous diplomatic postings in Korea were as the British embassy's Second Secretary (1978–1981), and as Political Counsellor (1994–1997).[5]

Uden carried one of the Olympic torches as part of the 2012 Olympic torch relay, expressing a desire that it "would be symbolic of the many connections between the UK and Korea, two great sporting nations".[6]


  • Bennett, Terry; Uden, Martin (26 July 2011). Korea: Caught in Time (Caught in Time Great Photographic Archives). ISBN 978-1859642214.
  • Uden, Martin (12 June 2003). Times Past in Korea: An Illustrated Collection of Encounters, Customs and Daily Life Recorded by Foreign Visitors (Korea Library). ISBN 978-1903350065.

Offices heldEdit

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Roger Thomas
British Consul-General
in San Francisco

Succeeded by
Julian Evans
Preceded by
Warwick Morris
British Ambassador
to South Korea

Succeeded by
Scott Wightman


  1. ^ Ban, Ki-moon (17 December 2012). "Letter dated 17 December 2012 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council". United Nations. Archived from the original on 21 November 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General". United Nations. 9 January 2013.
  3. ^ LinkedIn "Martin Uden LinkedIn profile" 16 July 2012
  4. ^ A & C Black (2012). "UDEN, Martin David". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  5. ^ Uden, Martin "Times Past in Korea," Dong-a Ilbo, 14 November 2009.
  6. ^ Paul Bradshaw "The Korean connection: diplomats carrying the Olympic torch" 22 June 2012