Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Diplomatic Missions
and Consular Offices of Croatia

Vladimir Drobnjak

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations, New York
 

Date of Birth:

  • 5 March 1956 in Zagreb, Croatia

Educational Background:

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

Work Experience:

  • August 2013 (ongoing) - Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, New York
  • 2016 (ongoing) - Chair of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) of the General Assembly
  • 2015 (ongoing) - Member of UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
  • 2015 (ongoing) - Co-Chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the UN General Assembly
  • 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
  • February 2012-July 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 UN, New York
  • December 2000-June 2003 - Head of the Mission of Croatia to the European Communities, Brussels
  • 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 (ongoing) - European Strategy Forum – member of the Governing board, Chairman Croatia
  • 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
  • February 2002-December 2003 - Chairman of the Third Working Table (Defense and Security) of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • 2002-2003 - Chairman of the Regional Steering Group for Small Arms and Light Weapons
  • 1999-2000 - National Coordinator for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • 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