Marriët Schuurman is as Director of the department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for its 4 divisions working on Peacebuilding & Rule of Law, Stability &Security, Migration and Humanitarian Affairs.
She is a member of the Advisory Groups of the UN Peace Building Fund, CERF and the Security and Rule of Law Knowledge Platform. She is also an Advisory Board member of Women in International Security (WIIS, Brussels). Previously, she served as Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry, and led the Task Force for the Dutch membership of the UN Security Council, in 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, she served as NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, and until 2014, as the Dutch Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia.
She also served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Cooperation in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sudan and she held the position of Head of the Great Lakes Unit in the Sub-Sahara Africa Department. Previous assignments for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs include Deputy Head of Cooperation in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lusaka, policy officer in the Ministry’s humanitarian aid division and political officer in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow.