Former Foreign Minister, Serbia and Montenegro
A Serbian diplomat and politician, he served as the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (2013-2018); as Co-ordinator of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (2008-2012); Chairman of Working Table I (democratization and human rights) of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (2004-2007).
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Svilanović was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003. Between 2000 and 2007, he was a Member of Parliament. He was President of the Civic Alliance of Serbia political party (1999-2004).
With Ph.D. from the Union University in Belgrade, Masters and undergraduate law degrees from the University of Belgrade, Mr. Svilanovic has also studied at the Institute for Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, the University of Saarland in Germany, and the European University Center for Peace Studies in Staadtschlaining, Austria.
Mr. Svilanovic has worked with a number of organizations and committees, such as the Centre for Antiwar Action (1995-1999), the International Commission on the Balkans (2004-2006) and the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (2007-2008).