New Permanent Representative of Slovakia Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Dušan Matulay, the new Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Matulay had been serving as Director General for Economic Cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia since 2017. He was Slovakia’s Ambassador to Ireland (2012); Director General, Foreign and European Affairs Division, Chancellery of the National Council (2011); and General State Adviser at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2010).
Other posts held by Mr. Matulay include being Head of the branch office of the Slovak Embassy in Bonn, Germany (2008); Deputy Permanent Representative at the Slovak Mission to the United Nations in New York (2005); Head of the Department of Analysis and Policy Planning at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2003); and Head of the Office of the State Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2002). He worked at the Slovak Embassy in Russia as Head of the Political Department (1998) and as Deputy Head of Mission (1999). He was a press secretary and analyst for German internal political affairs at the Embassy of Slovakia in Germany from 1992 to 1996. He transitioned to the Slovak diplomatic service in 1993.
At the beginning of his career, Mr. Matulay was a foreign news editor at the Slovak daily Smena (1990 to 1992).
Mr. Matulay has a degree in political science from the University of Regensbury, Germany, and a master’s degree in journalism from the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. He was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, and is married with two sons.