(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations, Michal Mlynár, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mlynár was Slovakia’s Director-General for International Organizations, Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid between 2015 and 2017. From 2012 to 2015, he was Ambassador to Kenya and to the United Nations agencies in Nairobi.
Mr. Mlynár held several positions from 2010 until 2011, including Head of the Project Team for Security Sector Reform, Deputy Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the Minister, and Head of the Unit for Coordination of Candidatures and Cross-Cutting United Nations activities.
Between 2004 and 2009, Mr. Mlynár was Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and his delegation’s political coordinator on the Security Council from 2006 to 2007. He was also Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister between 2002 and 2004.
Mr. Mlynár holds a master’s degree in teaching and a Ph.D in the theory of teaching foreign languages from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.