Wednesday, July 18, 2018



Chancery: Kneza Miloša 62, Belgrade
Tel: +381 (11) 3679-150; +381 (11) 3679-151
Fax: +381 (11) 3610-032; +381 (11) 3621-026
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Working hours:
Monday-Friday: 09.00–17.00h

Consular Section: Kneza Miloša 82, I Floor
Tel: +381 (11) 3679-140
Fax: +381 (11) 3613-566

Working hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.30-16.30h
Monday-Friday: 09.00-12.00h (for public)

H.E. Mr. Gordan MARKOTIĆ

H.E. Mr. Gordan MARKOTIĆ

MarkoticHead of Mission, Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Date and place of birth: August 3rd, 1958 in Belgrade

Marital status: Married, two children

Foreign languages: English, French and Italian

Education and professional exams:
1999 passed the examination for the diplomatic adviser to the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA;

1994 passed the bar exam;
1984 passed the customs state exam,

1981 graduated from the University of Zagreb;

Diplomatic and other education:
2007 Course of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on relations in the media (for spokespersons)
2000 seminar of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy

1996 Course of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement

Work experience:

2013 – Croatian Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia;

2012 Assistant Minister of Justice of the EU, international cooperation and cooperation with international courts;

2010. Head of the Office for Cooperation with the International Criminal Courts;

2009 Director for International Cooperation, mutual assistance and cooperation with international criminal courts in the Croatian Ministry of Justice;

2007 Assistant Minister of Justice at the Directorate for Cooperation with International Criminal Courts;

2007 Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration;

2003 – 2007 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva and the World Trade Organization;

2002 – 2003, the national coordinator of the Stability Pact coordinator for SECI;

2001 – 2003 Head of the Department of International Organizations and Integration in the MFA;

1996 – 2000 Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission in Geneva;

1995 – 1996 deputy head of the Department of Consular Affairs of the MFA;

1994 – 1995 Assistant Director of the Customs Administration for International Relations;
1992 – 1994 Head of the Department for control, international cooperation and the customs tariff of the Customs Administration;
1983 – 1992 Head of customs offenses, Head of Human Resources and General Affairs, senior associate for customs offenses in the customs office Zagreb.

Other functions and activities – participated in numerous conferences and meetings:

A representative of the Croatian-Slovenian committee on property issues (2012-2013)

Special Envoy of the President and a panelist at the Conference on Human Rights, Banja Luka (2011)

suzastupnik the Croatian at the International Court in The Hague (2010-2013)
a member of the Governmental Committee for Detained and Missing Persons (2009-2013)
Founding member of the Centre for the Democratic Control of Arms (DCAF) in Geneva (2003 -2007)
coordinator of the negotiating group of newly countries within the WTO (2004 – 2007)
Chairman of the panel “Women in the economy” – 62 meeting of the European Economic Commission in Geneva
Vice President of the 62nd session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva
“Friend of the Chair” for creating a mechanism to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Convention (Third Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons – CCW, Geneva)

Chairman of the Committee on Credentials – Third Review Conference of the CCW (Geneva, 7 to 17 November 2006)
coordinator of the Eastern European group at the 2nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva (2006)
Vice President of the Diplomatic Conference on the adoption of Additional Protocol II to the Geneva Conventions (2005)
Chairman CEFTA informal group within the WTO (2005)
chairman of the annual meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (2004 and 2005)
Chairman of 7th-12th meeting (biennium) Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (2004 and 2005)
Vice President of the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva (2004)
keynote speaker at the International Seminar: EU enlargement to Southeast Europe in Cavtat (2001), CEI (Central European Initiative) international conference on economic diplomacy in Dubrovnik (2001); Economic Forum CEI in Trieste (2001); WTO seminar on procedures for admission to the WTO in Geneva (2004)
Speakers at the workshop of the Council of Europe and UNESCO on cultural diversity and culture industries in Zagreb (2000) and Moscow (2001)
reporter with the 54th session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva (2000)
panelist at the Copenhagen round table on UN sanctions (1996) and 61 of the annual session of the UN / ECE in Geneva (2006)

coordinator of a regional group of Central Europe and the Baltics in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva (1998 and 2006)
member of the negotiating groups for receiving the WTO (1994-2000)

Representative of Croatia in EU missions and the OSCE to implement sanction measures (1994-1996).

National Day: June 25th – Statehood Day

General Information


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