Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Diplomatic Missions
and Consular Offices of Croatia

Vladimir Drobnjak
Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, New York
 

Date of Birth:

  • 5 March 1956 in Zagreb

Educational Background:

  • 1980 - JD University of Zagreb, School of Law of the University of Zagreb, Croatia

Work Experience:

  • August 2013 - Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, New York
  • 2014 - Chair of the UN Disarmament Commission
  • 2014 - Vice-President of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • 2014 - Vice-Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission
  • August 2013 - January 2014 - Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission
  • July 2013 Permanent Representative of Croatia to the European Union, Brussels
  • February 2012 – June 2013 Head of the Mission of Croatia to the European Union, Brussels
  • January 2005 – February 2012 Chief Negotiator for the negotiations on the accession of Croatia to the European Union
  • July 2003 - February 2005 Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, New York
  • December 2000 – June 2003 Head of the Mission of Croatia to the European Communities, Brussels
  • February 2002 - December 2003 Chairman of the Third Working Table (Defense and Security) of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • 2000–2001 Member of the Negotiating Team of Croatia for the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union
  • 1999-2000 National Coordinator for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • 1997-2000 Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of the Division for Multilateral Affairs, Zagreb
  • 1995 Promoted to the rank of Ambassador
  • 1992-1997 Deputy Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, New York
  • 1988-1992 USA and UN correspondent, based in New York, for Croatian dailies Vjesnik and Večernji list, and for Croatian Radio and TV
  • 1986-1988 Editor in Chief of the Sunday Vjesnik
  • 1980 - 1986 Journalist for Vjesnik

Miscellaneous:

  • 2006 - European Strategy Forum – member of the Governing board, Chairman Croatia
  • 2005 Senior Review Group for the Preparation of the Reform of the Stability Pact – member
  • 2005 Chairman of the tenth meeting of the States parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, New York
  • 2002 - 2003 Special Envoy for the preparation of the application of Croatia for EU membership
  • 2002 - 2003 Chairman of the Regional Steering Group for Small Arms and Light Weapons
  • 2001 Co-chairman of the Third Working Table of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (1 Jan – 30 Jun)
  • 2000 Co-chairman of the Coordinative Meeting on RACVIAC (Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Center), Berlin
  • 2000 Co-chairman of the First Working Table of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, Ancona, Italy
  • 1999 Chairman of the Second Regional Conference on Landmines, Zagreb
  • 1998-2000 Head of Delegation of the Republic of Croatia for the negotiations on Article V, Annex 1B of the Dayton Peace Accord
  • 1998 Member of the US – Croatia Working Group for the Partnership for Peace

Awards:

  • 1982 Young Journalist of the Year
  • 1984 Golden Pen Award of the Croatian Journalist Association
  • 1996 Order of the Croatian Trefoil
  • 1996 Medal of the Homeland’s Gratitude
  • 1998 Memorial Medal Vukovar
  • 2013 Order of Duke Trpimir

Publications:

  • “Recognition of the name and territorial sovereignty of Croatia in the UN during the period of UN peacekeeping operations in the territory of the Republic of Croatia” - Croatian Diplomatic Almanac, 2/1997.

Foreign Languages:

  • English, French (intermediate)