Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
 
"The Special Representative of the Secretary-General as the head of UNMIK, is the highest international civilian official in Kosovo. He will enjoy the maximum civilian executive powers envisaged and vested in him by the Security Council in its resolution 1244 (1999), and will also be the final authority on their interpretation." (Report of the Secretary-General on UNMIK, 12 July 1999).
 
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Farid Zarif, his Special Representative and Head of UNMIK (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Download High Resolution 
  
Farid Zarif
Special  Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
 
Director of Europe and Latin America Division of DPKO since August of 2010, he served as the Chief of Staff and Acting DSRSG with UNMIS in Sudan, and prior to that, as the Chief of Staff of UNAMI in Iraq since January 2004. Following 3 years of service as the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq since January 1997, he was appointed as Chief and, later, Director in the Office of Iraq Programme at the UN headquarters in New York.
 
He was Chief Elections Officer with UNMIL in Liberia from 1994-96, and served in as Referendum/Elections Coordinator with the UN missions in Eritrea and South Africa in 1993 and 1995, respectively.
 
In 1991-92, he was the Secretary-General of the Economic Advisory Council, Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Afghanistan. Serving his national governments, he was the Principle Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Afghanistan from 1989-1991, and Deputy Foreign Minister from 1987-1989. Prior to that, Mr. Zarif was Ambassador, Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations in New York from 1980.  He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in 1974 and served in various departments in increasingly responsible positions, as well as Charge d’Affaires in Havana.
 
He has studied Law, Diplomacy and International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Kabul University, the Afghan Institute of Diplomacy and Oxford University. He is married with two sons.
 


Simona-Mirela Miculescu
 
Representative of the UN Secretary-General,
Head of the UN Office in Belgrade
 
 
   
Simona-Mirela Miculescu has been serving as Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in Belgrade since July 2015. Prior to this, she was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations between 2008 and 2015. During her 24 years of diplomatic career, she served as Spokesperson for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Senior Media Advisor to the Minister (1993 and 1999), as Director of the Press Department within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994 and 2008), as Press Secretary of the Romanian Embassy in Washington D.C. (1994-1998), and as Senior Public Information Officer at the Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo (1999-2000).
 
Between 2000 and 2004, she served as Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Romania (with rank of minister), becoming the first woman in the Romanian diplomatic history to be granted the rank of Ambassador.
 
Between 2006 and 2007, as part of Bearing Point, she acted as Senior Advisor for Public Outreach to the Government of Iraq, within a USAID-funded project.
 
Simona-Mirela Miculescu also has an academic background, as well as an extensive experience in public communication. Starting with her PhD in Literature, her academic career - as a professor of International Public Relations at two Romanian universities and as publisher of several books and tens of articles - went in parallel with her evolution in diplomacy. In Romania, she is known as one of the best experts in the area of the management of international public relations, as she developed the first curricula on this topic, which has been now used in several Romanian universities.
 
During her term in New York, Simona-Mirela Miculescu held several positions including: Vice-President of the UNICEF Executive Board, Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Vice-President of the Bureau of the Francophonie, Chair of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the General Assembly during its 66th Session, Vice-President of the UN General Assembly for its 68th Session, and Chair of the 53rd Session of the UN Commission for Social Development.
Jennifer Brush 
 
 Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
 
 
 
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 3 September 2014 the appointment of Jennifer Brush of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
 
Ms. Brush has extensive knowledge and experience in international and regional conflict resolution and in Western Balkans affairs. Previously, Ms. Brush served as the Head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Moldova from 2012 to 2014. She has served for more than 25 years in the United States Department of State, including postings in the Western Balkans, Poland, Turkey, Marshall Islands and Turkmenistan. She has also served as Director of the Office for South Central Europe and Senior Coordinator in the Bureau of Nonproliferation/Office of Proliferation Threat Reduction.
 
Ms. Brush graduated from the Newcomb College of Tulane University and earned her Master’s Degree from Princeton University.
 
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1956, she has one son.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger
 
 Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
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Jean-Claude Schlumberger of France took up his post as the Head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo on 1 October 2012.

A career diplomat, he joined the OSCE from Skopje, where he served as Ambassador of France from 2009 to 2012.

Ambassador Schlumberger was also posted to Germany, Algeria, the United States, Laos and Haiti. From 2006 to 2009, he was assigned to the Inspectorate-General of the Foreign Ministry.
 
He held senior positions in the Ministry’s department responsible for the United Nations and other international organizations and was Chief of Staff for Foreign Ministers Hervé de Charette in 1996 and Alain Juppé in 1993.
 
 
 
Head of
Mitrovica Regional Office
 
 
Chief of Mission Support
 
 
 
 
Chief of Staff
 
 
 
 
Head of
Office of Community Support and Facilitation
 
Legal Adviser
 
 
 
 
Head of
Political Affairs Office
 
 
 
 
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