Ambassador Miroslava Beham took up her present function as the OSCE’s Senior Adviser on Gender Issues on 15 December 2011.
Ms. Beham began her diplomatic career when she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro in March 2005. She was appointed Deputy Head of the Serbia and Montenegro Mission to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna in July 2005, and was Chargé d'Affaires of the Mission after Montenegro left the State Union with Serbia in May 2006. Subsequently Ms. Beham was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Serbia to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna and stayed in the post until December 2011.
Ms Beham studied Philosophy, Political Science and Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, obtaining a Master of Arts in 1985.
From 1983 until she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005, Ms. Beham worked as a freelance literary critic and political journalist for a variety of German media (Süddeutsche Zeitung, SZ-Magazin, Bayerischer Rundfunk) and the Serbian news-magazine NIN. She was visiting lecturer at the German School for Journalism and the Ludwig-Maximilians University, worked with the Ministry of Culture in Munich and various German, Serbian and international public relations and marketing firms.
Ms Beham was also a Research Associate of the Institute for Communication and Technology Research in Solingen, Germany, and worked on a research project for the German Peace Research Foundation.
As a journalist and researcher Ms Beham has been dealing with gender and peace issues throughout her professional career.
Ambassador Beham has two daughters.