Biography

Her Excellency Lachezara Stoeva

Seventy-eight President of the Economic and Social Council

Her Excellency Lachezara Stoeva was elected the seventy-eight President of the Economic and Social Council on 25 July 2022. Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York.

Her Excellency Lachezara Stoeva assumed her duties as Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations on 16 February 2021.

Before her appointment, Ms. Stoeva headed the Department of Economic, Financial and Administrative Affairs of the United Nations, in Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2016 to 2019, prior to which she was Acting Deputy Permanent Representative and Counsellor, responsible for issues including international security and disarmament. Prior to her posting in New York, Ms. Stoeva headed the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation from 2013 to 2014, and the Department of International Development Cooperation from 2012 until 2013.

She first joined the Ministry in 2002 and has worked extensively on international security issues with an emphasis on arms control, non-proliferation and United Nations issues. Ms. Stoeva holds master’s degrees in European politics and government from the London School of Economics and in political science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

She was born in 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria.