Mirjana spoljaric egger biography
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, born in 1972, is a Swiss-Croatian diplomat currently holding the prestigious position of President of the International Committee of the Red Cross since October 2022.
Her diplomatic journey began in 2000 when she joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Over the years, she took on diverse roles, including postings in Bern, New York, and teaching global governance at the University of Lucerne from 2004 to 2006. Her early experiences involved working at the Swiss Embassy in Cairo and serving as a desk officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, focusing on Nuclear Safety in Central and Eastern Europe.
In the realm of the United Nations, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger made significant contributions. From 2010 to 2012, she served as a senior adviser in Amman at the office of the UN Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees and Refugees (UNRWA). Later, as ambassador and head of the Division of United Nations and International Organizations from 2012, she represented Switzerland in crucial negotiations and councils, including UN reforms, the UN budget, the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Commission for Peace Consolidation, the Human Rights Council, and the UN Office for Drugs and Crime.
In August 2018, Mirjana Spoljaric assumed the role of the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS. Notably, she held these positions until September 2022, succeeded by Ivana Živković from Croatia.
Recognizing her capabilities, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross elected Mirjana Spoljaric Egger as its President in November 2021, marking a historic moment as she became the first woman to hold this office, officially assuming the role on October 1, 2022, succeeding Peter Maurer.
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