Project Description

Vuk Jeremić

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia (2007-2012)

Mr. Jeremić holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration/International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

In June 2012, Mr. Jeremić was directly elected as the President of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly. During his term in office, he played a leading role in steering the UN towards the establishment of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. As President, he also facilitated the adoption of the breakthrough Arms Trade Treaty.

In 2016, Mr. Jeremić ran for the office of UN Secretary-General to succeed Ban Ki-moon. After six rounds of voting in the UN Security Council, he finished the race in second place, behind Mr. Antonio Guterres.

Mr. Jeremić also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia from 2007 to 2012. In 2011 and 2012, he led Serbia’s successful campaign for the Chairmanship-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2015.

In 2013 Mr. Jeremić was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic forum and in 2014 he was appointed to the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).