Stuart Jay Beck was born on December 23, 1946, and died on February 29, 2016.
He was an American law practitioner and a diplomat for Palau.
Whilst he was a lawyer, he helped negotiate the Compact of Free Association, which established Palau as an independent nation in free association with the United States in 1994.
Beck was granted honorary citizenship, for his contributions to Palau,
Stuart accepted the post for Palau’s first Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in 2003.
Stuart Beck served continuously in this position until 2013, at which time he was appointed as Palau’s first ever United Nations Ambassador for Oceans and Seas.
Also to his current position before his death, Beck Co-Chairs, with Amir Dossal, the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, an organization dedicated to the adoption by the General Assembly of a Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans.
Stuart Beck passed away at 69 yrs old.