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Dr. Vjosa Dobruna Ambasadore e Republikës së Kosovës në Mbretërinë e Holandës

Dr. Dobruna joined Kosovo diplomatic service in 2012, when she was nominated as ambassador at-large for Latin America.

Prior to the diplomatic assignment, Dr. Dobruna served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Public Radio and Television of Kosovo (RTK), the National Head of the Department for Democratic Governance, Civil Society, and Independent Media-UN Joint Interim Administrative Structure of Kosovo; mandated to monitor and recommend regulations on human and minority rights, equal opportunity, good governance, and independent media.

She also practiced pediatrics and worked as human right advocate and campaigner.

She contributes to several organizations, including Woman Waging Peace /Inclusive Security Network, Safe House for Battered Women, and in the past served as board member to the Open Society Foundation, OSCE Mission in Kosovo as media advisory board member, American University in Kosovo as board of trustees, Courts of Women Against Violence as a judge, Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms, Network of East-West Women, Women for Peace in Mediterranean, Mother Teresa Association.

Through her career she has founded several health and human rights organizations, such as Center for the Protection of Women and Children in Prishtina, Safe House for Women in Gjakova, and Women’s Center in Tetovo, Macedonia

She received several awards, such as: Jonathan Mann Award for Global    Health and Human Rights in  Washington DC, Alexander Langer Award for Minority Rights in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, Edward Barsky Award for Courageous Physician in Chicago, ILL, U.S.A, International Woman of The Year, finalist for 1999 in Valle d'Aosta, Italy, and  Medalio dell'oro in Bologna, Italy.

Dr. Dobruna has graduated from University of Prishtina in Kosovo, Postgraduate Studies from University of Zagreb in Croatia and fellowship from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Carr Center on Human Rights in Cambridge, MA, USA

Ambassador Dobruna is fluent in Albanian, English, Croatian, Serbian, and has working knowledge of Italian.

Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.