Challenges and Opportunities for the UN Security Council - Bénédicte Frankinet

12 February 2019
Exclusive Lecture

Bénédicte Frankinet

Former Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations





UNU-CRIS is honored to welcome Bénédicte Frankinet to deliver a lecture entitled 'Challenges and Opportunities for the UN Security Council'. During her distinguished career Ms. Frankinet has served Belgium in numerous capacities across several continents, giving her an unparalleled insight into the workings at the highest level of government and international institutions.

Ms. Frankinet was the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations (2013-2016), before acting as Special Envoy for the Belgian Candidacy to the UN Security Council. 

She has previously served as Ambassador to Israel (2008-2013) and Zimbabwe (1999-2003), and as Director for the United Nations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels (2003-2008). 

Other notable positions include as Counsellor, then Deputy Head of Mission, at the Belgian Embassy in Paris (1994-1999) and as First Secretary at Belgium’s Permanent Representation to the European Communities in Brussels (1988-1992).

In recognition of her service, Ms. Frankinet received the title of baroness in 2017. Since October 2018, she is chargé de mission in the secretariat of Queen Mathilde of Belgium.


Tuesday 12 February 2019
UNU-CRIS, Bruges

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