Martin Kobler

Ambassador (rtd)

Martin Kobler was formerly the German Ambassador to Pakistan until 2019. Previously, from November 2015 to July 2017 he was Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head in Libya. From June 2013 to October 2015 he was the Head of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After studying Law at the Universities of Bonn and Pajajaran and preparation for senior foreign service, he was posted to Cairo, New Delhi, and Jericho.

As a staff member in the United Nations Directorate General in the German Federal Foreign Office, Mr Kobler took on roles in the liaison office in Windhoek (Namibia) and as an election observer in Nicaragua and Haiti. He has formerly acted as the German representative with the Palestinian Authorities as well as Deputy Head of the Special Desk for Bosnia in the German Foreign Office. Before that, he acted as Deputy Head and eventually Head of the Minister’s Office. From 2003 to 2007 Amb Kobler was the German Ambassador in Cairo and Baghdad, before heading the Foreign Office’s Directorate-General of Culture and Communication from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he was appointed deputy to the Head of the United Nations’ Aid Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Between 2011 and 2013, he was UN Special Envoy for Iraq and Head of the United Nations’ Aid Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).


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