April 30, 2020

Fulbright Alumnus Appointed as UNGA COVID-19 Co-Coordinator

Ambassador Ivan Simonovic, the Croation Permanent Resident to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), was appointed on April 20 by UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande as a co-coordinator of their COVID-19 response, along with Afghan Permanent Representative Ambassador Adela Raz.   The Co-coordinators’ role is to “engage with Member States on COVID-19-related initiatives, facilitate the exchange of views, coordinate approaches and initiatives, as well as leverage the influence of the Assembly to effectively advocate for measures aimed at defeating COVID-19, while mitigating its social and economic impact."  

Ambassador Simonovic’s impressive career as a Croatian diplomat and politician has included leadership positions supporting human rights and development.  He has served in many high level positions in Croatia including Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Simonovic is a Fulbright Alumnus.

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