Directeur Geopolitieke Aangelegenheden en Internationale Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

 

 

Name: Miriam Angela Mac Intosh

Date of birth: May 10, 1971

 

WORK OF EXPERIENCE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname Permanent Secretary Geopolitical Affairs and International Development Cooperation

Paramaribo, Suriname

2018

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname

Deputy Permanent Representative Geopolitical Affairs

 

Paramaribo, Suriname

 

2017

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname

Policy Official at the Directorate of Geo-political Affairs

 

Paramaribo, Suriname

 

2016

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

1997

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Junior Protocol Officer

 

Paramaribo, Suriname

 

1995

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

Suriname

o Assisted with official visits of dignitaries to Suriname

 

 

 

EDUC AT IO N

 

 

 

Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Law Faculty

 

Post Graduate Diplomas

 

Master at Law

 

1998

 

 

 

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

2002

 

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

 

TRA IN ING

 

 

 

Human Rights Reporting

 

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

 

(CARICOM) (certificate)

 

2008

 

 

 

Course on Intellectual Property Rights

 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (certificate)

 

2005

 

 

 

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)

2002

 

 

 

Training on International Negotiations

 

World Trade Organization in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry of

 

Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile (certificate)

 

2000

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

1999

 

 

 

Course on Effective Personal Leadership for mid-level civil servants

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (certificate)

1997