Danilo Türk has had a long and distinguished career focused on minority and human rights. In the mid-1980s, he collaborated with Amnesty International to report on human rights issues in Yugoslavia. Between 1986 and 1992, he served as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In 1990, he returned to Slovenia as member of the Constitutional Commission of the Slovenian National Assembly. From 1992 to 2000, he was first the Slovenian Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In 2007 he became the third president of Slovenia (2007-2012). In 2016 he was one of the candidates for the post of the Secretary-General of the UN and he chaired the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace (2015-2017) which published its report “A Matter of Survival” (2017).