Otunbayeva Roza Isakovna – is the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, member of the high-level group of mediation advisers to the UN Secretary General, member of the Club de Madrid, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, founder and inspirer of the International Public Foundation “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative”.
1967-1972 Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy
1972-1975 Graduate studies, Moscow State University (Ph.D.)
September 2022 - present - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
January 2011 – present - Founder of the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation
June 2010 – December2011 - President of the Kyrgyz Republic
April - June 2010 - Head of the Interim Government
2008 – 2010 - Member of Parliament from the SDPK, opposition Leader in the Jogorku Kenesh
2005 - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
2004 – 2005 - Co-chairman of the “Ata Zhurt” opposition movement
2002 – 2004 - Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Georgia
1997 – 2002 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1994 – 1997 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic
1992 – 1994 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA and Canada
1992 - Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic
1989 – 1991 - Chairman of the USSR Commission for UNESCO
1986 – 1989 - Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kyrgyz SSR, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1983 – 1986 - Second Secretary of the city party committee of Frunze (current Bishkek)
1981 – 1983 - Secretary of the Lenin district party committee of Frunze (present Bishkek)
1975 – 1981 - Lecturer, Head of the Department, the Kyrgyz State University, PhD, Associate Professor
Knowledge of languages:
Kyrgyz, Russian, English, German
Otunbayeva R.I. served as Deputy Head of Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Kyrgyzia before being invited to work for the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an executive secretary and then chairman of the USSR National Commission for UNESCO. She was a member of the board of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also Vice President of the Executive Board of UNESCO.
After 1991, Roza Otunbayeva returned to a young independent Kyrgyzstan and took the post of Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. She was the first ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada, and later the first ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In 2002 - 2004 Roza Otunbayeva served as Deputy Head of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the peacekeeping mission in Georgia. In July 2009, she returned to Kyrgyzstan and took a leading role in the democratic changes in the country. In 2008, she was elected to the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic from the SDPK party and led the opposition fraction until April 2010.
As a result of the April Revolution in 2010, Roza Otunbayeva became the head of the transitional, interim government during the transition from an authoritarian system to parliamentary democracy. In June 2010 she was elected President of the Kyrgyz Republic and held this position until December 2011, having carried out the first peaceful transfer of state power in the entire region.