Dr. Michal Mlynar
Dr. Michal Mlynár has been Slovakia’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York since August 2017. In 2022, he serves as Vice President and currently also as President a.i. of UNICEF Executive Board. In 2021, he held the position of Vice Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission. Previously he also served as Chair of the UN GA 6th Committee (Legal), three-time co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly and Vice President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). His previous ambassadorial assignment (2012-2015) was to Kenya and 11 other African countries. At that time, he also served as Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to UN-Habitat and as President of its Governing Council. From 2015 to 2017 he was Director General for International Organisations, Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of Slovakia’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. He also twice served as Deputy Chef de Cabinet for Slovakia’s Foreign Ministers in 2002-2004 and 2010-2011. He has been a member of Slovakia’s Foreign Service since 2000. Prior to becoming a diplomat, he worked as a teacher of English and Russian for 7 years, including as a Fulbright Scholar at L.A. Harbor College and UCLA. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in teaching foreign languages and applied linguistics from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.