Directeur Buitenlandse Zaken






Name: Miriam Angela Mac Intosh

Date of birth: May 10, 1971



Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname Permanent Secretary Foreign Affairs

Paramaribo, Suriname



Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname

Deputy Permanent Representative Geopolitical Affairs


Paramaribo, Suriname




Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname

Policy Official at the Directorate of Geo-political Affairs


Paramaribo, Suriname



o Assist the Deputy Director with matters related to bilateral and multilateral affairs

o Prepare briefing notes and other documents as assigned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

o Act as Acting Deputy Director

o Coordinate with the leadership at the Ministry on policy matters

o Provide advice on human rights matters



Permanent Mission of Suriname to the United Nations      New York                            2012

First Secretary (continuation of tour of duty)

o Responsible for Social, Cultural and Humanitarian issues/Legal issues

o Focus on gender, social issues and human rights

o Participated in more than 12 sessions of the United Nations General Assembly

o Vice-President on the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment

of women (UNWOMEN)

o Draft statements for several agenda items of importance to Suriname and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

on the UN agenda, including on human rights, youth affairs, non-communicable diseases

o  Conduct negotiations in the national capacity or on behalf of the CARICOM on gender equality and the empowerment of women and human rights issues for more than 7 years

o  Promote relations with other Government officials as well as with the staff of the United Nations Secretariat, in particular with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

o  Participated as a member of the Suriname delegation to the discussion with several Human Rights Treaty Bodies, namely the Human Rights Committee, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

o Deputy National Coordinator for Rio Group Affairs


Permanent Mission of Suriname to the United Nations                                                   2003

First Secretary (initial tour of duty)

o  Responsible for various issues on the United Nations agenda related to peace and security, development and human rights


Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                                    Paramaribo, Suriname         2001


Head Europe Desk

o  Coordinating matters relating to the Foreign policy of Suriname vis-à-vis European countries, as well as regional and international organizations

o  Member of the Surinamese delegation in negotiations with representatives of France – regarding the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Suriname and La Guiana (French Guyana)

o  Member of the National Fisheries Commission related to the ACP negotiations on fisheries and the rules of origin on the shrimp catching

o  Secretary of the National Commission on the Amazon Cooperation Treaty and national focal point for issues relating to the Amazon Cooperation treaty


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Desk Officer-European Desk

Paramaribo, Suriname



Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Junior Protocol Officer


Paramaribo, Suriname



o Assisted in matters relating to Privileges and Immunities of diplomatic and consular personnel accredited to


o Assisted with official visits of dignitaries to Suriname








Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Law Faculty


Post Graduate Diplomas


Master at Law






Post Graduate diploma in International Relations Institute of Social Studies, The Hague in collaboration with the F.H.R. Lim A Po Institute of Social Studies, Suriname



  • One year coursework in international economics, law, governance, and development issues






Human Rights Reporting


A comprehensive regional capacity development training for qualified professionals from Member States of the Caribbean Community


(CARICOM) (certificate)






Course on Intellectual Property Rights


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (certificate)






Course on International Policy Skills


Netherlands Institute of International Relations “Clingendael”, The Hague - in collaboration with the F.H.R. Institute of Social Studies, Suriname (certificate)





Training on International Negotiations


World Trade Organization in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry of


Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile (certificate)






Course on Latin America and the Caribbean in the new world order


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile (certificate)






Course on Effective Personal Leadership for mid-level civil servants


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (certificate)