Sanja Štiglic, Ambassador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19
As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
Author: Eva Jerman
Her Excellency Sanja Štiglic is the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Ambassador Štiglic presented credentials to His Majesty the King of the Netherlands on 23 August 2017. She presented credentials to the Director -General of the OPCW on 1 September 2017.
Prior to her current appointment she was State Secretary for European Affairs, Bilateral Relations with EU Countries and Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Štiglic was Director General for Multilateral Affairs, Development Cooperation and International Law (2015-2016), Director-General for Global Issues and Multilateral Political Relations (2014-2015) and Head of Department for International Organizations (2013- 2014).
She served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York from 2007 to 2012. During this time she was elected Vice-President of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly (2009/2010) and President of the Executive Board of UNICEF (2011).
Before that she headed the Division for Relations with the Countries of Western, Northern and Central Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005/2006) and she was State Under-Secretary and Head of the Minister’s Office (2003/2004).
From 1997 to 2002, Štiglic served at Slovenia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. In 1998 and 1999, she was her country’s Alternate Representative to the UN Security Council.
From 1996 to 1997 she worked as an Adviser at the Minister's Office.
She began her diplomatic career as an Attaché at the Department for Neighbouring Countries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at Slovenia’s Embassy in Zagreb.
Born in 1970, Štiglic holds a university degree in law from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She speaks English, German, Spanish and Croatian/Serbian.