|15th Foreign Minister of Indonesia|
9 August 2001 – 20 October 2009
|President||Megawati Sukarnoputri |
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
|Preceded by||Alwi Shihab|
|Succeeded by||Marty Natalegawa|
|Born||July 9, 1948|
|Children||Adhyastri Karmisanti Wirajuda-Abdullah, Tunggul Mintara Dharma Wirajuda, Adhyanti Sardanarini Wirajuda, Adhyani Noer Indrati Wirajuda|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
University of Oxford
Noer Hassan Wirajuda (born July 9, 1948 in Tangerang, Banten) is an Indonesian politician who was the foreign minister of Indonesia from 2001 to 2009. He served during the presidencies of Megawati Sukarnoputri and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Wirajuda earned a Doctor of Juridical Science in International Law from the University of Virginia School of Law (1981), a Master of Law (LL.M) from Harvard University School of Law (1985), and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (1984).
A lawyer by training and a diplomat by choice, Wirajuda has held several important posts including Director-General of Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (July 2000 - August 2001), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva (December 1998 - July 2000), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Egypt (October 1997 - December 1998), and Director of International Organizations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (1993–1997).
Wirajuda was the proponent of the ASEAN Political and Security Community (of the three pillars of ASEAN Community) with core values in the promotion of democracy, respect for human rights, good governance and the establishment of an ASEAN Human Rights body which would later become the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). He actively championed for a more inclusive and balanced East Asia, as reflected by the first East Asia Summit of 16 member states in 2005.
On October 22, 2009, Marty Natalegawa was appointed foreign minister.
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