Adviser | Stakeholders Relations, Civil Society and Private Sector Outreach
Nikola Ivezaj is an Adviser on the Communications and Outreach Team. He is in charge of maintaining relations with stakeholders and engaging in outreach to such partners as civil society organizations and the business community. He serves as the Balkan expert and the liaison to the Group of Eastern European States, as well as coordinator of the work of the Team of External Advisers to the President of the General Assembly.
Nikola is a career diplomat from Montenegro’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he has been a member of several intergovernmental commissions and bodies. He was part of the campaign team of H.E. Prof. Dr. Igor Lukšić, Montenegro’s candidate for the position of United Nations Secretary-General in 2016. He also briefly served as the Vice-Consul of Montenegro in New York. Prior to joining his country’s Foreign Ministry, he worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Podgorica, where he was in charge of judicial reform with a focus on establishing a legal aid system in Montenegro.
Nikola has a Bachelor’s in legal sciences and a postgraduate specialized degree in international law from the University of Montenegro; a Master’s degree in legal sciences from the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, and a certificate in United States law from the Fordham Law Summer Institute in New York.
He is fluent in Montenegrin, Albanian and English, and proficient in Italian.