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Speaker

Speakers 2020

Ján Kubiš

Special Coordinator for Lebanon, United Nations

Ján Kubiš has been United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for Lebanon since January 2019. Mr. Kubiš served as Special Representative and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), from 2015 to 2018 and as Special Representative and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) from 2011 to 2015. He has been Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe from 2009 to 2011, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia from 2006 to 2009, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from 2007 to 2008, and as Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Kubiš also served as the European Union’s Special Representative for Central Asia with the office in Brussels and as the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of OSCE for Central Asia, as the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Tajikistan and Head of the UN Mission of Observers in Tajikistan from 1998 to 1999. He was previously the Director of OSCE’s Conflict Prevention Centre. Mr. Kubiš worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the former Czechoslovakia from 1976 to 1992 and thereafter at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. In 1993 he served as Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.