Irena Zubcevic

Irena Zubcevic, MS

Director 1, Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Ms. Zubcevic is a diplomat whose career has focused on global sustainable development work, including service as director 1 of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development and Ocean and Climate branch. She began her career in the early 1990s as an advisor for the Croatian Ministry of Information and head of the Croatian News Agency’s English-language news service and was named a minister and plenipotentiary for the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. Ms. Zubcevic joined the United Nations in 2008 as a senior sustainable development officer and worked with a core group from the UN Secretariat to develop frameworks for sustainable and intersectional global economic growth benchmarks, a project she considers a career highlight. Ms. Zubcevic is extensively published, has authored several UN Global Sustainable Development Reports, and is the recipient of a UN certificate of appreciation for dedicated service for her focus on development. She credits her success to her passion for her work and her belief in the power of sustainable growth to help humanity and looks forward to continuing to focus on helping others and effecting change.

Star Treatment

Ms. Zubcevic sat down with Star Jones to discuss her career and impact.

Marquis Homepage

Ms. Zubcevic’s Marquis homepage showcases her awards and career story. 

Marquis Newsletter

Ms. Zubcevic provides career updates and perspective in a Marquis newsletter.

Forbes Magazine

In recognition of her career accomplishments and legacy, Ms. Zubecevic was profiled in Forbes Magazine.

Irena Zubcevic

Marquis Who's Who

Several national press releases celebrate Ms. Zubcevic’s appearances in Marquis Who’s Who.

Marquis Milestones Timeline

Ms. Zubcevic’s Marquis Milestones timeline showcases some of the highlights of her career.

Marquis Top Professionals

In recognition of her long career in diplomacy, Ms. Zubcevic was named a Marquis Top Executive.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

Ms. Zubcevic’s work with the United Nations earned her the distinction of a Marquis Humanitarian Award.

American Way Magazine

Ms. Zubcevic was featured among an exclusive group of Marquis listees in American Way magazine.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Ms. Zubcevic details her professional journey and inspirations in a Marquis Insight magazine feature.

Who's Who in the World

A national press release celebrates Ms. Zubcevic’s inclusion in Who’s Who in the World.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Ms. Zubcevic discussed her work with the United Nations and her future plans in the third edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Lifetime Achievement Award

A national press release announces that Ms. Zubcevic was presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lifetime Achievement Timeline

Ms. Zubcevic’s Lifetime Achievement timeline offers an overview of her career and education.

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Zubcevic was featured among a distinguished group of Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal.

Irena Zubcevic