Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Overview of Dutch Ambassadors to the UN, 1946-2009

Name Years Additional information Photo
H.E. Mr. Eelco Nicolaas
VAN KLEFFENS
1946 - 1947

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Washington, DC (1947-1950)
  • Lisbon (1950-1956)

Other:

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (1939-1946)
  • President of the General Assembly (1954-1955)
  • Permanent Representative to the Netherlands Mission at NATO, Brussels (1956-1958)

See for more information on Mr. van Kleffens the website of the Institute of Netherlands History (in Dutch)

Van Kleffens
H.E. Mr. Johan Willem Marius
SNOUCK HURGRONJE
1947 - 1950

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Mexico City (1940-1943)
  • Ottawa (1944-1947)
  • Dublin (1950-1955)
  • Bern (1956-1962)
Snouck Hurgronje
H.E. Mr. Daniel Johannes
VON BALLUSECK
1950 - 1955

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Moscow (1955-1957)
  • Ottawa (1958-1960)

See for more information on Mr. von Balluseck the website of the Institute of Netherlands History (in Dutch)

Balluseck
H.E. Mr. Carel Willem Alwin
SCHÜRMANN
1955 - 1964

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Bangkok (1948-1950)
  • Washington, DC (1964-1969)
Schürmann
H.E. Mr. Jacobus Gijsbertus
DE BEUS
1964 - 1967

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Karachi (1954-1957)
  • Moscow (1957-1960)
  • Canberra (1960-1963)
  • Bonn (1967-1974)

Assistant Secretary-General to the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control, Geneva, 1975-1977

See for more information on Mr. de Beus the website of the Institute of Netherlands History (in Dutch)

de Beus
H.E. Mr. Duco Gerrit Eduard
MIDDELBURG
1967 - 1970

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Warsaw (1959-1962)
  • Santiago de Chile (1963-1967)
  • Lisbon (1970-1972)
Middelburg
H.E. Mr. Robbert
FACK
1970 - 1974

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • London (1976-1981)
Fack
H.E. Mr. Johan
KAUFMANN
1974 - 1978

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Tokyo (1978-1983)

Permanent Representative at:

  • Netherlands Mission to the UN, Geneva (1961-1969)
  • Netherlands Mission to the OESO, Paris (1969-1974)
Kaufmann
H.E. Mr. Hugo
SCHELTEMA
1978 - 1983

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Baghdad (1966-1968)
  • Jakarta (1968-1973)
  • Brussels (1976-1977)
Scheltema
H.E. Mr. Max
VAN DER STOEL
1983 - 1986

Other positions:

  • State Secretary for Foreign Affairs (1965-1966)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (1973-1977)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (1981-1982)
  • Minister of State (1991-present)

For Mr. van der Stoel's extended résumé, click here (in Dutch)

van der Stoel
H.E. Mr. Adriaan Pieter Roetert
JACOBOVITS DE SZEGED
1986 - 1989

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Washington, DC (1993-1997)

Other:

  • Permanent Representative at the Netherlands Mission to NATO, Brussels (1989-1993)
Jacobovits de Szeged
H.E. Mr. Robert Jan
VAN SCHAIK
1989 - 1992

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Nairobi (1978-1980)

Other:

  • Permanent Representative at the Netherlands Mission to the UN, Geneva (1984-1989)
van Schaik
H.E. Mr. Nicolaas Hendrik
BIEGMAN
1992 - 1997

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Cairo (1984-1988)

Other:

  • Permanent Representative at the Netherlands Mission to NATO, Brussels (1998-2001)
Biegman
H.E. Mr. Jacob
RAMAKER
1997 - 1998

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Vienna (1999-2004)

Permanent Representative to:

  • Netherlands Mission to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (1994-1997)
  • Netherlands Mission to the UN, Vienna (1999-2004)

Special Representative of States Ratifiers to Promote Ratification Process of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

Ramaker
H.E. Mr. Arnold Peter
VAN WALSUM
1999 - 2001

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Bangkok (1985-1989)
  • Bonn (1993-1999)

United Nations Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara (2005-2008)

van Walsum
H.E. Mr. Dirk Jan
VAN DEN BERG
2001 - 2005

Netherlands Ambassador in:

  • Beijing (2005-2008)

Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992-2001)

van den Berg
H.E. Mr. Frank
MAJOOR
2005 - 2009

Previous Positions:

  • Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000-2005)
  • Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague (1999-2000)
  • Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland (1997-1999)
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