Union Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Daw Zin Mar Aung
H.E. Daw Zin Mar Aung was born in 1976. In 1988, she participated the strike as a member of the Primary Students’ Union of North Okkalapa. In 1996, she involved in Dagon University Students’ movement. In 1998, she participated in the 10th anniversary of the 8888 revolution and the movement to release the arrested students. In the same year, she also organized the movements to respect the 1990 election result and summon the parliament. She was arrested after that and sentenced to 28 years in prison.
After spending 11 years at Insein Prison and Mandalay Prison, she was released on 18th September 2009. After released, she resumed the political activities. She founded the Cultural Impact Studies Club (CISC) at American Center Rangoon together with her colleagues. And then, she jointly founded Yangon School of Political Science (YSPS) and Rainfall Gender Studies Club.
In 2012, she was awarded the International Women of Courage award by the United States Secretary of States. In 2014, she was nominated for the World Global Leader 2014 by the World Economic Forum. In 2014, she also participated as a fellow in the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow of the National Endowment for Democracy program.
In 2015, she contested in the 2015 General election and elected as a Parliamentary Member of Pyithu Hluttaw from the Yankin Township. She was a member of the Public Affairs Administrative Committee of Pyithu Hluttaw and a member of the Public Account Joint Committee of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. She was also a member of the Social Affairs Committee of the 21st Century Panglong Conference. She was general secretary of the central women committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD). She was also a country representative for ASEAN Women Peace Registry (AWPR). Currently, she is a member of the Committee Representing Pyidaung Hluttaw (CRPH) and Union Foreign Minister of the National Unity Government (NUG).