President of the World Leadership Alliance - Club the Madrid, Former President of Slovenia
Dr. Danilo Türk is Emeritus Professor of International Law, diplomat and politician. He was the President of the Republic of Slovenia (2007 – 2012). In 2016 he was one of the candidates for the post of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Upon independence of Slovenia he was appointed Ambassador of Slovenia to the UN (1992-2000). He managed Slovenia’s campaign for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council and served as member of the UN Security Council in 1998-1999. Upon successful conclusion of his term, the then Secretary- General Kofi Annan invited him to serve as UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs (2000-2005). He returned to Slovenia in 2005 where he was elected third President in 2007.
Following the conclusion of his term as President of Slovenia (2012) Danilo Türk became member of the “World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid”, an association of 120 former, democratically elected presidents from all regions of the word. Since January 2020 he is the president of that Club, with a 3-year mandate.