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Irena Zubcevic, MS

Zubcevic, IrenaOccupation: Director of The Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, International Consultant and Senior Advisor at the Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations
Born: Croatia

MSc in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
BS in Humanities and Linguistics, University of Zagreb

Certificate in Public Administration, Harvard University (2000); Certificate in Diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria (2000); Certificate in Public Diplomacy, Centre for Diplomatic Studies, Cambridge, United Kingdom (1998); Certificate in Diplomacy and Counselor Examination, Croatian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy (1997)

Director 1, Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(2018 – 2022)
Small Island Developing States, Ocean and Climate Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2016-2017)
Senior Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations (2008-2016)
Minister, Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia (1992-2008)
Head, English News Service, Croatian News Agency-HINA (1991-1992)
Adviser, Ministry of Information of the Republic of Croatia (1990-1991)

Creative Works:
Author, “Gateway Portals to the City: Reshaping Cities and the Urban Rural Continuum Through Gateway Portals,” Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (2017); Author, “Countries in Special Situations, United Nations 2015,” Global Sustainable Development Report (2016); Author, “Inclusive Institutions for Sustainable Development, United Nations 2016,” Global Sustainable Development Report (2016); Author, “Economic Diplomacy” Yearbook of the Croatian Diplomatic Academy (2002); Contributing Author, Articles, Professional Journals

Speaks English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and all the languages from the region (10 in total).

Recipient, Humanitarian Award (2021); Recipient, Industry Leader Award (2021); Honoree, Woman of the Year (2021); Honoree, Lifetime Achievement in Sustainable Development (2020); Recipient, The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019); Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Service to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (2012)

Member, International Society of Sustainability Professionals; Board Member, Soroptimist International of New York City; Member, National Association of Professional Women

Pet: Dog (Wire Fox Terrier)

Travel; Dog time; Volunteering

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2023, 75th Edition (pub. 2024)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2018

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