Ambassador Alex Van Meeuwen is
the new Permanent Representative of
Belgium to the United Nations Office at
Geneva (as of 18 September 2006). He has replaced Ambassador
François Roux as Chairman of the
This is his second appointment to
Geneva – between 1990 and 1994 Mr.
Van Meeuwen was First Secretary and
then Counsellor with the Permanent
Prior to becoming Ambassador in
Geneva, Mr. Van Meeuwen was, from
2001, Director-General of Policy at
the Foreign Ministry of Belgium.
1999 to 2001, he was Deputy Chef de
Cabinet of the Vice-Prime Minister, prior
to which, from 1997, he was Counsellor
with the Permanent Mission of Belgium
to the European Union in Brussels.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Van Meeuwen
was Head of Transatlantic, Ex-
Yugoslavia, OSCE and Council of
Europe Relations Services in the Central
Administration of Belgium. From 1987
to 1990, he was Secretary, then First
Secretary with the Permanent Mission
to the European Economic Community
Between 1984 and 1987, Mr.
Van Meeuwen was Secretary of
European Coordination in the
Central Administration. In addition to
other assignments with the Central
Administration, his foreign assignments
include postings to Yaoundé, Rotterdam
Mr. Van Meeuwen holds a law degree,
and a Masters degree in international relations.