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Svetlana Janković

2021 Fellow

Former Minister of Defense | Serbian Armed Forces

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Svetlana Janković is an army veteran and retired Minister of Defense for the Serbian Armed Forces. After serving in the army for well over 30 years, Svetlana served two terms for the Serbian Government from 2010 to 2020 where she helped draft the National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325: “Women, Peace and Security.” Under the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Svetlana worked in the Gender Equality Committee as a Gender and Security Consultant from 2018-2019. She is an author of several scientific papers that have been published in over 40 journals and collections in Serbia and beyond. Svetlana holds a masters degree in Defense, Security and Protection and is currently working towards her PhD.