Dr. Vjosa Dobruna was designated as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in June, 2013. She presented her credentials to His Majesty the King of the Netherlands on October 16, 2013.
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.
She received several awards, such as: National Honor Society in US, Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, Washington DC, Alexander Langer Award for Minority Rights, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, Edward Barsky Award for Courageous Physician, Chicago, ILL, U.S.A, International Woman of The Year, finalist for 1999, Valle d’Aosta, Italy, Medalio dell’oro, Bologna, Italy.
Dr. Dobruna has graduated from University of Pristina in Kosovo, Postgraduate Studies from University of Zagreb in Croatia and fellowship from Harvard University, KSG Carr Center on Human Rights.
Ambassador Dobruna is fluent in Albanian, English, Croatian, Serbian, and has working knowledge of Italian.