H.E. Mr. Miloš Koterec
Sixty-eighth President of the Economic and Social Council
Ambassador Miloš Koterec became President of the Economic and Social Council on 10 January 2012 after serving as Senior Vice-President of the Council in 2011.
Ambassador Koterec has assumed his functions as Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations in September 2009. During his current tenure, he has served in several positions, including as Chairman of the Disarmament and International Security Committee (First Committee) of the 65th session of the General Assembly and as a member of the Search Committee for the selection of Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Prior to his current position, Ambassador Koterec was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to July 2009. From 2001 to 2004 he worked as Deputy Head of Slovak Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, serving as Charge d`affaires a.i. in 2003. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Koterec worked in the Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Disarmament and Council of Europe, first as Chief of the Disarmament Section and in 2000 as Director. From 1995 until 1999 he worked at the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the United Nations in New York in the rank of First Secretary. He started his civil servant career in 1993 and was later appointed Chief of the United Nations Section in the Department of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Koterec was an Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Electrotechnical Engineering and Informatics at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava from 1989 until 1993.
He graduated from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava in 1986, Faculty of Electrotechnical Engineering and Informatics. Subsequently, in 1992, he graduated from the University of Economy, Faculty of Trade in Bratislava. In 1994, he completed a post-graduate programme in international relations and diplomacy at the Faculty of Law of the Commenius University in the same city.