20 July 2001



VIENNA, 20 July (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the United Nations (Vienna), Branislav Milinkovi, presented his credentials on Friday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Milinkovi was Ambassador at the Yugoslav Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Between 1996 and 2000 he was Research Fellow at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Belgrade.

Mr. Milinkovi served as Member of the Editorial Board at the “Helsinki Monitor: Quarterly on Security and Cooperation in Europe” in the Netherlands from 1997 to 2000. He was Secretary-General of the Yugoslav Branch of the International Law Association between 1992 and 1998.

Mr. Milinkovi was a journalist and editor at the “Review of International Affairs” in Belgrade from 1985 to 1996. He served as Advisor to the Humanitarian Law Center between 1993 and 2000 and to the Belgrade Center for Human Rights between 1996 and 2000. He also lectured at the Alternative Academic Network in Belgrade.

Mr. Milinkovi earned his LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Department for International Law and International Relations. He holds a M.A. degree from Belgrade University of Arts, Department for Film and Television Production. Mr. Milinkovi also attended postgraduate studies in International Law and International Organizations at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, specializing in International Law, Human Rights Law and Security Studies in Germany, Finland and Austria in addition to the Netherlands.

He is married, with one child.

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