Press Releases

    3 October 2002


    VIENNA, 3 October (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations (Vienna), Ernest Petrič, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Petrič was Ambassador to Brazil and from 1997-2000 he was State Secretary (Deputy Minister) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1991-1997 he served as Ambassador to the United States of America and Mexico and prior to that was Ambassador of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to India and Nepal.

    Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Petrič was Professor of international relations and international law and Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, Political Science and Journalism at the University of Ljubljana.

    Born on 18 November 1936, Mr. Petrič holds a Ph.D. in International Law and a degree in Law from the University of Ljubljana and completed postgraduate studies at the University of Vienna. He is also the author of several books and publications on a range of topics including the legal protection of minorities and a political study of Ethiopia.

    He is married with three children.

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