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Stoyan Ganev

Stoyan Ganev
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
Preceded by Samir Shihabi
Succeeded by Rudy Insanally
Personal details
Born (1955-07-23)July 23, 1955
Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Died July 1, 2013(2013-07-01) (aged 57)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

Stoyan Ganev (July 23, 1955 – July 1, 2013) was an UN official, Bulgarian diplomat (foreign minister), politician (Union of Democratic Forces) and jurist.[1]

Early life

Ganev was born in Pazardzhik.[2] He graduated at high school in mathematics (1973) and studied at the Faculty of law in the Sofia University (1979). He defended a thesis on constitutional law at the Moscow State University (1985).

Political career:

  • President of the United Nations General Assembly (1992 - 1993)
  • Foreign minister of Bulgaria (November 8, 1991 – December 30, 1992)
  • Deputy prime minister of Bulgaria (November 8, 1991 – May 20, 1992)
  • Member of the Bulgarian Parliament from UDF (1990 - 1991, 1992 - 1993)
  • President of the United Christian Democratic Union (former UDC, October 18, 1992 - May 16, 1993)
  • Co-president of the United Democratic Center (UDC, April - July, 1990)



  • Gold medal for peace for his contributions to the preservation of peace and security on the planet, the UN (1992)
  • Great honorable Cross, the Association for the unity of Latin America (1992)


Ganev died at the aged 57 on July 1, 2013 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States.


  1. ^ "Bulgaria’s former foreign minister Stoyan Ganev dies at 57". The Sofia Globe. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Elected President of the forty-seventh session of the General Assembly"
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Samir Shihabi
President of the United Nations General Assembly
Succeeded by
Rudy Insanally

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