Press Releases

    23 May 2002


    VIENNA, 23 May (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations (Vienna), Amira Kapetanovic, presented her credentials on Thursday to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Kapetanovic was Ambassador to Hungary. Between 1996 and 1998, she served as Minister of Culture and Sports, Government Canton Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 1994 to 1996 she was Protocol and Public Relations Advisor to the President of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Between 1992 and 1998, she also served as Official Interpreter of President of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ms. Kapetanovic was a member of the Bosniak Delegation at the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Between 1992 and 1996, she was Spokesperson for the Bosnia Peace Negotiation Team during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and also served as Secretary and Interpreter of the Bosnia Peace Negotiation Team during Geneva Peace Talks at the United Nations. From 1981 to 1992 Ms. Kapetanovic was Head of Foreign Press Services at the Ministry of Information, Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.

    Ms. Kapetanovic holds a degree in English and English Literature, German and Italian from the University of Sarajevo.

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