Join us for our next highly prominent speaker with H.E. Mr. Johan Verbeke, Ambassador of Belgium to the UK.
Date / Time: March 05, 6pm
Topic: “A bird’s eye view on the world at large.”
Venue: Horton Lecture Theatre 2 (HLT2)
This event is open to all, so please do come along and bring anyone you wish.
H.E. Johan C. Verbeke, born 1951, is the Belgium Ambassador to the UK, having previously served as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) between 2008-09. He was formerly the permanent representative of Belgium to the United Nations and to its Security Council. He was briefly the UN special coordinator for Lebanon, serving as the United Nations Secretary General’s representative in Lebanon. When he served as Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations, he presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General on September 16, 2004. Prior to that, he had been the Chef de Cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He previously worked in the Ministry as the Deputy Director General for Political Affairs and as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, D.C. Verbeke joined the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981 and has served in various capacities for his country’s foreign service, including as Chairman of the Security Council Sanctions Committees on Côte d’Ivoire, Iran and Al Qaida/Taliban, leader of the Security Council Mission to Kosovo (April 2007), Facilitator of the President of the General Assembly for the negotiation of General Assembly-resolutions on Millennium.