The Netherlands Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Herman Schaper
Ambassador Herman Schaper is the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York since 31 August 2009.
From 2005 until 2009, he was the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands on the North Atlantic Council.
From 2001 until the summer of 2005, he was Deputy Director General for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
His previous positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad include Director of the European Department, Director of the Security Policy Department, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and Deputy Permanent Representative to NATO.
From 1981-1982 he represented the Democrats '66 party in the Dutch Parliament. He had previously worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Society for International Affairs. He has published a dozen articles on Dutch foreign policy, European security and transatlantic relations.
Herman Schaper has a degree in modern history from the University of Leiden and a master's in international relations from the University of Virginia (USA).
Herman Schaper was born on 24 March 1949. He is married to Vivian Voss and they have three children.
Secretary to the Ambassador: Ms. Madelon Diesfeldt tel: 212-519-9612