IEDC Speakers

Danilo Türk

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.

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