Mr. Klemen Ponikvar, Counselor, Permanent Mission of Slovenia to UN Office in Geneva
Klemen Ponikvar, a career diplomat, currently serving at the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN Office in Geneva, where he co-chairs the Group of Friends for Rights of Older Persons. He has been actively engaged with this issue since his previous assignment at the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York. In 2016 he acted as the special coordinator for Ageing: Rights for Empowerment Conference in Brdo, Slovenia. His career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs first started as desk officer for the United States and Canada, followed by short term assignments in Ottawa and Washington D.C. He holds a political science degree from the Faculty for Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. He is married with two children.