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United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Chairperson

Photo of Ambassador Olof Skoog.

Ambassador Olof Skoog of Sweden

Ambassador Skoog is a Swedish diplomat with extensive experience from a number of top positions worldwide. He has been Director-General for Political Affairs and has represented Sweden at the United Nations, at the European Union, and at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He has been Swedish Ambassador to Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. He also served as Executive Assistant to Dr. Hans Blix in the UN verification of WMD in Iraq.

Ambassador Skoog was most recently posted as the EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei, also representing the EU to ASEAN. Prior to this, he served as the first Permanent Chair of the EU Political and Security Committee, coordinating the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy and establishing close partnerships with the UN and the AU.

Ambassador Skoog was born in 1962. He is married to Johanna Brismar, currently Sweden's Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste. They have three children.