6 July 2004
New Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 6 July (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ms. Bisera Turkovic, presented her credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.
Ms. Turkovic will also be serving concurrently as the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Turkovic was serving as Executive Director of the Centre for Security Studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as a lecturer at the Faculty of Criminal Justice, Sarajevo University.
Between 2000 and 2001, Ms. Turkovic worked as Minister for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She served as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the OSCE from 1996 to 2000. She has also served as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Hungary (1994-1996) and as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatia (1993-1994).
Ms. Turkovic holds a degree in Law from the University of Sarajevo and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the Philip Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia). She also completed her Post Graduate studies in Criminology from the University of LaTrobe, Melbourne (Australia), and holds a PhD in International Relations from Pacific Western University (United States).
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