Ms Mari Skåre took up her position as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York in August 2018.
Prior to this appointment Skåre was Norway’s Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2016 to 2018. Skåre was the first NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security from 2010 to 2012.
Ms Skåre joined the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 and has extensive experience from the service. She has served as Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Norwegian Delegation to NATO from 2010 to 2012 as well as Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul from 2008 to 2010. In the period 2003 to 2007 Skåre also served as Counsellor and Legal Adviser, as well as a delegate to the 5th Committee, at the Norwegian Mission to the UN.
Her other appointments in the Norwegian Foreign Service includes the position as Legal Adviser for the Minister for Development Cooperation, Head of the Division of Environment and Sustainable Development, Adviser on Antarctic and Antarctica Affairs as well as work on the international financial institutions.
Ms. Skåre holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Oslo and has two daughters.