(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations, Milos Vukasinovic, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Vukasinovic served as Minister-Counsellor in the Division for the United Nations and other International Organizations in his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 2012. From 2009 to 2012, he was Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, after having served as Minister-Counsellor in his country’s Mission to the European Union and as Head of the Division for North and South America, Australia and Oceania in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2005 and 2009.
From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Vukasinovic was his country’s Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. He was Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs for bilateral relations from 2000 to 2001, and, from 1998 to 2000, Head of the Division for Peace and Security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chief of the Cabinet of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1997 to 1998, Mr. Vukasinovic was also Adviser to the Minister for Justice in the Government of Republika Srpska from 1996 to 1997.
From 1992 to 1996, he was a judge of the District Court in East Sarajevo, a position he held after serving a two-year term as chief legal representative of the Railway Transport Company in Sarajevo. From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Vukasinovic was the Company’s legal representative.
A graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo, Mr. Vukasinovic has two children.