Danilo Türk is emeritus professor of international law of the University of Ljubljana, a diplomat and politician. He was the third president of the Republic of Slovenia (2007-12). Prior to that, he served as ambassador, permanent representative of Slovenia to the UN in New York (1992-2000), and represented Slovenia on the UN Security Council (1998-2000). From 2000 to 2005, he was assistant secretary general of the UN for political affairs. In the years 2015 to 2017, he chaired the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace.