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GA/EF/3563*

Lachezara Stoeva (Bulgaria) Chair of Second Committee

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Lachezara Stoeva (Bulgaria) Chair on 7 June.  (See Press Release GA/12422.)

Prior to her appointment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2021, Ms. Stoeva headed the Department of Economic, Financial and Administrative Affairs of the United Nations in Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  She served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2016 to 2019, prior to which she was Acting Deputy Permanent Representative and Counsellor, responsible for issues including international security and disarmament.

Ms. Stoeva headed the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation from 2013 to 2014, and the Department of International Development Cooperation from 2012 until 2013.  She first joined the Ministry in 2002 and has worked extensively on international security matters with an emphasis on arms control, non-proliferation and United Nations issues.

Ms. Stoeva holds master’s degrees in European politics and government from the London School of Economics and in political science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.  She was born in 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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* This supersedes Press Release BIO/5380 of 22 February 2021.

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