His Excellency Miloš Koterec was elected sixty-eight President of the Economic and Social Council on 10 January 2012. Ambassador Koterec is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York.
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.
- Statement at Handover Ceremony - (28 January 2013)
- Introduction of the 2012 Report of ECOSOC to the General Assembly - (22 October 2012)
- Special ECOSOC Ministerial Meeting - (24 September 2012)
- Closing Statement of the Substantive Session - (27 July 2012)
- Closing Remarks of 2012 Development Cooperation Forum - (6 July 2012)
- Opening Remarks of 2012 Development Cooperation Forum - (5 July 2012)
- Opening Statement of the High-level Segment - (2 July 2012)
- Closing remarks at Joint Event of ECOSOC and the Peacebuilding Commission “Partnerships for Job Creation for Young People in Countries Emerging From Conflict” - (4 June 2012)
- Welcoming remarks at Joint Event of ECOSOC and the Peacebuilding Commission “Partnerships for Job Creation for Young People in Countries Emerging From Conflict” - (4 June 2012)
- Closing Statement at Global Preparatory Meeting - (3 April 2012)
- Opening Statement at Global Preparatory Meeting - (3 April 2012)
- Opening Remarks at the Special High-Level Meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - (12 March 2012)
Opening Statement at Special Policy Dialogue in preparation for the 2012 Development Cooperation Forum, “Private Philanthropic Organizations in International Development Cooperation: New Opportunities and Specific Challenges” - (27 February 2012)
- Opening remarks at the ECOSOC Partnership Event - (27 February 2012)
- Opening Remarks at panel discussions in preparartion for the 2012 Development Cooperation Forum, "The changing context of Development: What does it mean for Cooperation and Global Partnership" - (9 February 2012)
Opening Statement at the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development - (1 February 2012)
Statement at Handover Ceremony - (10 January 2012)