Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Council of Europe.,
Ambassador Drahoslav Štefánek is the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees at the Council of Europe. He previously acted as Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, he served as the Director General for the UN, International Organisations, EU Affairs and Human Rights. His diplomatic career includes posts responsible for human rights and political affairs at the Slovak Permanent Mission to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, and at the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the UN in New York. Prior to that, he served as an agent of Slovakia and as a member of the national delegation before the International Court of Justice. He holds a JUDr in Law from Matej Bel University and law degrees from Bratislava and Utrecht universities.