Vladimir Petrovsky

 

Curriculum Vitae

Public service

1957–1961:

  • Attache, Permanent Mission of the USSR to the United Nations, New York

1961–1964:

1964–1971:

1971–1979:

  • Chief Counselor, Head of American Division of the Policy Planning Department, Foreign Ministry of the USSR

1972–1975:

  • Secretary-General of the USSR Delegation to the CSCE, Geneva

1979–1986:

  • Head of International Organizations' Department, Foreign Ministry of the USSR Member of the USSR Foreign Ministry's Collegium

1986–1991:

  • Deputy Foreign Minister of the USSR

  • Head of USSR Delegations to the United Nations General Assembly, UNESCO, IAEA, UNEP, and various European fora, including the CSCE

1991:

1992:

  • Representative of Russia to the NATO Council of Cooperation

1992–1993:

  • Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations, New York

  • Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Libya

1998:

  • Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Libya

  • Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Albania

1993–2002:

  • Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

  • Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament

  • Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Conference on Disarmament

2002–2010:

  • Senior Research Fellow, UNITAR, Geneva

  • Consultant to the Russian Council of Federation, Moscow

  • Head of the Center for Politico-Diplomatic, Intercultural and Inter-religious Dialogue, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

  • Chairman of the NGO Association 'Comprehensive Dialogue Among Civilizations' (CDaC), Geneva

  • Chairman of Maecenas World Patrimony Foundation, Geneva

  • Member of the Board International Dialogues Foundation IDF, The Hague

  • Member of the Board Museum Geelvinck, Amsterdam

 

Formal education

Doctorate in History, Institute of international Relations and World Economy, 1975

LL.D, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 1962

MA, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 1957