Former President of Slovenia, former UN assistant general secretary, world renowned diplomat, jurist and international expert. Currently he is the Chairman of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace. Graduated from Law School of Ljubljana University in Slovenia and then teached there. He served as UN assistant general secretary in 2000. In November 11th, 2007, he was elected president of the Republic of Slovenia. And in December 22nd, 2012, he stepped down. In June 16, 2015, he was invited to become the senior research fellow of Chongyang institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). In 2016, he participated in the election of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Expertise : Global Governance; Jurisprudence; Diplomacy
Ideology is an inherent part of politics and has a significant impact on policymaking.However, at the international level, there is a strong need to move beyond ideology and define common objectives for states and adequate conceptual frameworks for cooperation.