Mr. Ivo Petrov
Deputy Special Representative of the
Secretary-General for Georgia
Ambassador Ivo Petrov was appointed to the post of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia in September 2005.
Mr. Petrov entered the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974, where he followed the CSCE affairs (Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe) from 1976 to 1982. He served in the Bulgarian Embassy in Bonn from 1986 to 1990 and in 1990 he became Head of the CSCE Desk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Petrov served as the Bulgarian Ambassador to the United Nations, the OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna. Upon his return to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the period 1998-1999, he headed the European Integration Department at the MFA. In the years 1999-2000, he worked as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Tajikistan and Head of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT). Upon closure of UNMOT by the UN Security Council decision in May 2000, Mr Petrov was appointed Representative of the Secretary-General for Tajikistan and Head of UN Tajikistan Office for Peace-building (UNTOP).
In 2002 Mr. Petrov returned to Vienna for a second time as Bulgarian Ambassador to the UN, the OSCE and other international organizations. During the Bulgarian Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2004 he was Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organization.
Mr. Petrov was born in 1948 in Bulgaria. He is a graduate of the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow (1984).
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