The newly appointed Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Anita Pipan, presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
Upon delivering her credentials, Ambassador Pipan pointed out that Slovenia has been a strong supporter of effective multilateralism since its independence. From the very beginning, human rights and the international order, based on international law, are very high on the agenda.
Director General Valovaya congratulated Slovenia on the 30th anniversary of independence. She said that it was a beautiful symbolic message that the anniversary coincided with Slovenia’s presidency of the EU Council.
During the conversation, Ambassador Pipan and Director General Valovaya also touched upon the challenges to multilateralism, also in the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic and the future work of the UN. Ambassador Pipan highlighted Slovenia’s main priorities in the multilateral framework, especially in the light of new challenges, and they also discussed opportunities for cooperation between Slovenia and the United Nations Office in Geneva.
In conclusion, the Director General Valovaya thanked Slovenia for being an ambitious and active member of a multilateral community.
Ambassador Anita Pipan is member of the Slovenian Foreign Service since 1994. She served at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York and Slovenian Embassy in Buenos Aires, advised the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the EU affairs and bilateral issues and was the Director-General of the Directorate for Policy Planning and Multilateral Political Relations.
Ms Pipan served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium from March 2009 till January 2013, with non-resident accreditations to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, to the Republic of Cabo Verde, to Jamaica, as well as the African Union. Ms. Pipan served as Slovenian Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic between October 2015 and July 2019 and was a non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. From August till December 2019 Ms. Pipan was national coordinator for the OECD at the MFA. Between December 2019 and March 2020 Ms. Pipan was Acting Director General of the Directorate for Common Foreign and Security Policy.
Before coming to Geneva she was Director General for Multilateral Affairs and Development Cooperation between April 2020 and June 2021.