Ambassador Ivan Antonovich is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (1997-1998).
He is a Belarusian sociologist, linguist, political scientist, philosopher, diplomat, and politician.
Ivan Antonovich is a Doctor of Philosophy (1973) and Professor (1977). He is the founder of the Republican Party of Labour and Justice.
In 1969, Mr. Antonovich was working at the Secretariat in the United Nations in the UNESCO. In 1977, he was the Head Secretary of Minsk City CPB and later was the Head of Culture and Department of Communist Party of Belarus. From 1990 to 1991 he served as Deputy Head of the Department of the Central Committee of links with social and political organizations. From 1990 to 1991 he was a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the RSFSR. From 1990 to 1991, he was the Secretary of the Communist Party of the RSFSR Relations socio-political organizations. From 1991 to 1993 he worked in the international non-governmental research and educational organization "Rau-Corporation". He served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus from 1996 to 1997. In 1995-1997, he was also Chairman of the National Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO, and between 1996-2000 he was a member of the UN Committee on Economic and Social Rights.