Ivica Dacic Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Ivica Da?i? is a Serbian politician and the 2014 winner of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize born on January 1st, 1966. He won the prize after his efforts negotiating for peace with Kosovo. He is best remembered for his great efforts in re-directing Serbia. He was appointed as the prime minister of Serbia in 2012. Apart from his political career, Dacic has also held top positions in renowned sports clubs. He was once the Yugoslav Olympic Committee’s vice president. He has also served as the Sports Association of Serbia as its president.
Ivica Da?i? was born on January 1st, 1966 to a humble family. His place of birth was in Prizren. However, Serbia is where he has spent most of his life. He is the son of Desimir and Jelisaveta. His father was a police officer while his mother was just a housewife. Emica is his sister.
As a youth, he was known to be part of socialism activities. He would later associate himself with the Belgrade Socialist party of the youth wing. He would then become its chairman.
Ivica Da?i? was a bright kid. He learned on his own how to read and write by the age of 5. He even amazed his teachers and fellow students during his studies at a secondary school in Žitora?a. He was nicknamed Bucko. Ivica Da?i? was not only good in his class work but also in sporting activities. In fact, he was a skillful footballer. He later went to Niš for his high school studies.
His political ambition developed when he was still a young lad. In fact, he decided to pursue political science during his studies. He studied the subject at Belgrade University. He later attained his bachelor’s degree in political science.
Ivica Da?i? officially began his political career in 1991. He had just joined the Socialist Party of Serbia or SPS at the time. Initially, he was simply a member but rose to the ranks with time. Since then, he has never looked back in his political career. He has served in some top government positions. In 1992, he was appointed as the spokesman of the Socialist Party. In the same year, he was appointed to the Federal Assembly.
From 2000 to 2001, he was the minister of the transitional government of Serbia. He later became fifth in the 2004 presidential elections. Four years later he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia. He became the first ever to serve in the position. Meanwhile, he also served as the Minister of Interior. In 2012 after the formation of a coalition government, he was appointed a prime minister.
Great Achievements And Awards
In 2009, Ivica Da?i? was presented with Best European Award. This was such a great honor for the politician. In 2014, he was once again honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The award was for his contributions in negotiating for peace with Kosovo. In 2014, he once again became First Deputy Prime Minister. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs as well.
Ivica Da?i? has two children with his wife, Sanja Da?i?. Among the hobbies of the great politician include sports activities. He has even been appointed in top positions at prominent athletic clubs.