Sven Alkalaj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The United Nations Secretary-General appointed on 8 March 2012, Mr. Sven Alkalaj of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Mr. Alkalaj served as Foreign Minister of his country and Ambassador in Washington and Brussels, and has dealt with political and economic issues at the national, regional, European, and international levels gaining particular experience in enhancing regional cooperation amongst countries in the Western Balkans as well as the Eastern European and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.

He will focus on building consensus among various actors and stakeholders at all levels regarding the agenda of UNECE.