Strengthening U.S. - Slovak Relations and the Transatlantic Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges in Today's World
Ján Kubiš is an internationally-recognized diplomat who served as Slovakia’s foreign minister from 2006 to 2009. He has held prominent roles in the United Nations, including as the special coordinator for Lebanon from 2019 to 2021, and as special envoy in Libya in 2021, Iraq from 2015 to 2018, and Afghanistan from 2011 to 2015. Kubiš was also the Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe from 2009 to 2011 and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from 2007 to 2008. He served as Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 1999 to 2005. Before that, Kubiš was the U.N. special representative and Head of the U.N. Mission of Observers in Tajikistan from 1998 to 1999. Kubiš began his career as a diplomat in 1976 after studying at the Moscow State Institute for International Affairs.