23 February 2009

New Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 23 February (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations (Vienna), H. E. Mr. Igor Davidović, presented his credentials today to Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Mr. Davidović is also serving as Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organizations in Vienna, posts which he assumed in 2008.

Mr. Davidović has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Chief Negotiator of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the European Union (EU) Stability and Association Agreement (2005-08), Ambassador at Large, Department for Special Diplomatic Operations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2005), Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States and Non-Resident Ambassador to Brazil and Mexico (2000-05), Chief, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska (1998-2000), and Trainee then Chief of Division then Company Director, Meridijan Banjaluka (company for international shipping, transport and trade, 1985-98).

Mr. Davidović holds a degree in Law from the University of Banjaluka.

Mr. Davidović is married and has two children.

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