Vice-president of IFIMES Advisory Board, Dr. Ernest Petrič, keynote speaker at the international conference,
»UN - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow«
LJUBLJANA/ZAGREB, 24 October 2015 - Vice-president of the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia and a member of the International Legal Committee of the United Nations, Prof. Dr. Ernest Petrič, attended the international conference of 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of United Nations “UN - yesterday, today, tomorrow” in Zagreb, organized by Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy from Zagreb, October 23rd - 24th, 2015
At the opening ceremony of the conference the participants were addressed by the academician Ivo Šlaus, Dean of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld, Prof. Dr. Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Jan Eliasson, and former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali spoke via a video-link.
At the opening of the working part of the conference participants were addressed by Budimir Lončar, president of the Diplomatic Council of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy and president of IFIMES Advisory Board.
Dr. Petrič was the keynote speaker on the topic "United Nations and the international legal system." Other speakers were: Prof. Dr. Žarko Puhovski on the »Declaration of Human Rights and the situation in the world", Prof. Dr. Tvrtko Jakovina on the"UN, the Cold War and the non-alligned," Ambassador Mirsada Čolaković on the "United Nations and peacekeeping operations", Vesna Škare-Ožbolt, member of the Croatian Parliament “the UN mission in Croatia - peaceful reintegration”, Jasna Ognjanovac, Assistant Minister of Foreign and European Affairs on the "UN, sustainable development – goals of sustainable development"and Ambassador Fedor Starčević on "the need for reform of the UN, and it's obstacles ".
Zijad Bećirović, the Director of the International Institute IFIMES, also attended the conference.
Ljubljana/Zagreb, October 24, 2015