DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR CENTRAL ASIA
Mr. Fedor Klimtchouk (Russia) was a Deputy Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 2008-2016.
Mr. Klimchuk was admitted into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the former USSR and received several postings abroad, mainly in South-East Asia, including Vietnam and Cambodia. He participated in the bi-lateral and multi-lateral discussions that led to the signing of the Paris Accords and the establishment of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).
Mr. Klimchuk joined the United Nations in 1995, serving as Political Officer with the United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia (UNCRO). Subsequently, he held various positions with the UN Missions and Offices in the former Yugoslavia, including Deputy Head of the Civil Affairs Department of the United Nations Transitional Administration in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia (UNTAES); Officer-in-Charge, UN Liaison Office in Zagreb (Croatia); Head of the UN Liaison Office in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Senior Political Adviser in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). On 20 June 2008, he was appointed as Deputy Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
He graduated from the Institute of African and Asian Studies, Moscow State University in 1984. He studied political science and international economic relations.
Mr. Klimchuk was born on 15 August 1961 in Moscow, Russia. He is fluent in English, Russian, Vietnamese, French, Serb and Croatian. Mr. Klimchuk is married with two children.