NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS19970207 Biographical Note
Naste Calovski, the new Permanent Representative of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the United Nations, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.
A career diplomat, Mr. Calovski has served in London (1961-1966), at the United Nations in New York (1968-1972), and in Athens (1974-1979). He was also Ambassador to Malaysia (1983-1987) and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva (1991-1992).
The new Permanent Representative has served in his Foreign Ministry in various capacities. He was Head of the Political Department for Far East and South Asia; Head of the Department for International Organizations; Ambassador at Large for Multilateral Affairs; Ambassador-Chief of the political sector for Asia, Africa and Middle East; and Ambassador at Large and Special Envoy of his President and Government.
At the United Nations, Mr. Calovski has, among other things, taken part in sessions of the General Assembly (1993-1996) and of the Economic and Social Council (1994-1996). He also participated in sessions of the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) (1992-1994) and of the Trade and Development Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and also in the second and the ninth sessions of the Conference. Agencies he has worked with include the International Labour Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Mr. Calovski earned a Master's degree in economics from the University "St. Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje in 1957.
Born on 22 April 1933 in Galicnik, Mr. Calovski is married and has two children.
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