Johan C. Verbeke

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Johan C. Verbeke
Born July 1951 (age 64)
Nationality Belgium
Occupation Diplomat
Known for UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG)

Johan C. Verbeke (born 1951) is a Belgian diplomat and a former Belgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.[1]

Prior to serving in London, Verbeke was the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) in 2008–09.[1] 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.[2] When he served as Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations, he presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General on 16 September 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 Development Goals-implementation and Economic and Social Council-reform (2005–2006), Personal Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counter-Terrorism (2003), Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) (2002–2005).

Verbeke holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Yale Law School and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Européennes (D.E.S.) from the Université de Nancy.


  1. ^ a b "Diplomatic Society - H.E. Mr. Johan Verbeke, Ambassador of Belgium, UK". Diplomatic Society. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "UN special coordinator for Lebanon arrives in Beirut". Daily Star (Lebanon). 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 

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