Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Irena Zubcevic, MSc

Title: Director 1, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Company: United Nations

Location: New York, New York, United States




  • Centre for Diplomatic Studies, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Croatian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy, Croatia
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria
  • Global Minnesota (board member)
  • Harvard University
  • International Association of Top Professionals
  • International Leadership Association
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Soroptimist International of New York City (board member)
  • University of Zagreb


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022, 2021)
  • Chapter Author, “Heroes of Environmental Diplomacy” (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022, 2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Member, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2020)
  • Recipient, Life Achievement Award, International Association of Top Professionals (2020)
  • Honoree, Top Chief of the Year in Sustainable Development (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Politics,” Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Author, “Gateway Portals to the City: Reshaping Cities and the Urban Rural Continuum Through Gateway Portals,” Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (2017)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Service to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (2012)
  • Author, “Impact of COVID-19: perspective from Voluntary National Reviews,” DESA, United Nations (2020)
  • Author, “Countries in Special Situations, United Nations 2015,” Global Sustainable Development Report (2016)
  • Author, “Inclusive Institutions for Sustainable Development, United Nations 2016,” Global Sustainable Development Report (2016)
  • Author, “Economic Diplomacy” Yearbook of the Croatian Diplomatic Academy (2002)
  • Contributor, Professional Journals


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