SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR CENTRAL ASIA
Mr. Miroslav Jenča (Slovakia) was Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 2008-2015.
Mr. Jenča was previously Director of the Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. He served as Ambassador, Head of Mission, for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Mr. Jenča served as Ambassador, Representative of Slovakia, to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and as Ambassador of Slovakia to Mexico, Venezuela, and Columbia. He has held a number of positions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia including Head of the Division for Development Assistance and Cross-border Cooperation, Deputy Political Director, and Director of the Department for EU and NATO countries.
Mr. Jenča has served in diplomatic missions for his native Slovakia as Counsellor, Charge d’Affaires, in Ireland and as Press Secretary in Mexico. He holds a Doctor of Law (JUDr.) degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Mr. Jenča has studied Foreign Trade at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Diplomacy and International Relations at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and Diplomacy at Stanford University.
Mr. Jenča was born on 13 February 1965 in Krompachy, Slovakia. He is fluent in English, Russian, Spanish, and understands French. Mr. Jenča is married with two children.