The newly appointed ambassador and permanent representative of BiH to the United Nations in New York, Ivica Dronjic, presented his credentials to the UN Secretary General António Guterres on August 31, 2018, at the UN headquarters in New York at the ceremonial ceremony and in the presence of the official guard, with which he officially became a permanent representative of BiH in this organization.
During the ceremony, Ambassador Dronjic sent the greetings and the best wishes of all three members of the Presidency of BiH to the Secretary General as well as their commitment to a permanent contribution to international peace and prosperity with respect to the UN Charter and the international sovereignty of all member states.
He noted his personal commitment to increase exposure of BiH to the UN system, especially in peacekeeping missions, disarmament and preventive diplomacy, as well as fulfilling the goals determined within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of UN.
Secretary General Guterres congratulated Ambassador Dronjic on his appointment and wished him a lot of success in his work. He also noted his personal satisfaction with accrediting an experienced diplomat who knows the UN system very well, and added that he is convinced that Dronjic will be more than worthy representative of his country.
Dronjic is the eighth permanent representative of BiH at the UN headquarters in New York since May 22, 1992, when BiH became a member of this organization. He has been a career diplomat since 1986, and before his appointment to this position he was the deputy permanent representative of BiH in UN missions to New York, Vienna and Geneva, as well as the Head of the Department of UN and other International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.