Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov
|1st Under-Secretary for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office|
|Assumed office |
|Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna|
|Assumed office |
26 July 2011
|Preceded by||Alexander Zmeyevsky|
Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov
Владимир Иванович Воронков
23 June 1953
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Moscow State University (1975)|
|Awards||Order of Friendship (2013)|
Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov (Russian: Влади́мир Ива́нович Воронко́в; born 21 June 1953) is a Russian foreign service officer who since 2011 has served as Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna. In June 2017, the United Nations named Voronkov as the first Under-Secretary-General for the new United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).
Early life and education
Voronkov was born in Moscow, the son of two history professors. His father, Ivan Alexandrovich Voronkov (1921–1983), was a department head at Moscow State University (MSU), and his mother taught at the Institute of Asian and African Studies at MSU. Vladimir Voronkov earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in history at MSU. In 1974–75 and 1977–78, he studied at the University of Warsaw. His thesis concerned the Polish Peasant Party in 1918–22. He is fluent in English and Polish.
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After his earning his doctorate, Voronkov joined the Institute of Economics at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and became a Polish interpreter for the Central Committee, interpreting for Central Party Chairmen Leonid Brezhnev and Konstantin Chernenko.
Voronkov joined the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989 and until 1994 worked as a press attaché in Poland at the Soviet and then Russian Embassy. Since 1994 he has held various positions with the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Poland and Vienna. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Director of the Department of European Cooperation at the Ministry. In 2011, he was appointed Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN and other International Organizations in Vienna.
In June 2017, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Voronkov to serve as the first Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office, which was created on 15 June 2017. It was predicted a Russian would get the position, as Russia was the only one favored to receive the post, as it had been the only permanent member of the UN Security Council that did not have one of its nationals holding a major UN position.
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- Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 21.12.2013 г. № 929 (in Russian). Office of the President of Russia. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "About us | Office of Counter-Terrorism". www.un.org. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
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- Российский дипломат Владимир Воронков (in Russian). TASS. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "О постпредстве > Воронков, Владимир Иванович". rusmission.org. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 15.01.2002 г. № 55 (in Russian). Office of the President of Russia. 15 January 2002.
- Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 25.05.2006 г. № 510 (in Russian). Office of the President of Russia. 25 May 2006.
- Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 17.01.2011 г. № 51 (in Russian). Office of the President of Russia. 17 January 2011.
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- Recipients of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", 4th class
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