Press Release

Ms. Deyana Kostadinova, new UNICEF Representative in Serbia

15 October 2020

Belgrade, 15 October 2020 – UNICEF Serbia is pleased to announce that Ms. Deyana Kostadinova is the new UNICEF Representative in Serbia.

Prior to this assignment, she was the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

The new UNICEF Representative in Serbia has many years of experience on child rights, both as an expert and as a politician. She was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Policy in a caretaker government in Bulgaria. Ms. Kostadinova has also worked as the Head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria and as an advisor to the Prime Minister. Her main achievements were always focused on the advancement of the child rights agenda. 

Ms. Kostadinova held the position of Director-General of the "Monitoring on Child Rights" Directorate. During her term as the Director-General, she provided overall monitoring of the Child Protection Departments, specialized institutions, schools, hospitals, and NGOs.


Ms. Kostadinova has a Master of Law degree and she began her professional development as a lawyer specialised in human rights.

Ms. Deyana Kostadinova, new UNICEF Representative in Serbia

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