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New Permanent Representative of Slovenia Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva   

Presentation of Credentials


Anita Pipan, the new Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.  

Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Pipan held the position of Director-General for Multilateral Affairs and Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ljubljana. She has also held various positions at the Ministry, inter alia as Director-General for Policy Planning and Multilateral Political Relations; Acting Director-General for Common Foreign and Security Policy; Head of Department for International Organizations; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development National Coordinator; National Coordinator for the Union of the Mediterranean; and Deputy Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office.

Ms. Pipan has served as Ambassador of Slovenia to Cyprus (2015-2019) and Ambassador to Belgium, with non-resident accreditation to Luxembourg, Cabo Verde, Jamaica, and Permanent Observer to the African Union (2009-2013). She was also posted to the Slovenian Embassy in Buenos Aires (2000 to 2004) and the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York (1997 to 2000). She joined the Slovenian Foreign Service in 1994.

Ms. Pipan was born in Ljubljana in 1970. She graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana and holds a Master in Law of International Economic Integration from Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne and Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires). She also completed post-graduate studies in diplomacy and international relations at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy. She has one daughter.