President of Slovenia (2007 – 2012)
Dr. Danilo Türk, a diplomat and professor of international law, was the third President of Slovenia, winning the Presidential election run-off by a landslide, with 68.2% of the votes.
He has worked closely with the UN, where he served as Ambassador of his country between 1992 and 2000 and as UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs between 2000 and 2005. In this latter capacity he paid particular attention to the countries of Central Asia and to cooperation and integration in the region. He represented the UN at the first CICA Conference in Almaty in 2002.