Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
Mari Skåre was appointed the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security on 27 August 2012.
Ms. Mari Skåre has extensive experience from the Norwegian Foreign Service. Prior to her nomination as Special Representative, she served as Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Norwegian Delegation to NATO. She also served as Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul and previously as counsellor and legal adviser at the Norwegian Mission to the UN.
Ms. Mari Skåre joined the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. Her first assignment was as legal adviser in the Secretariat of the Minister of International Development. Since then she has held a number of positions and has extensive knowledge of the UN and NATO. Throughout her career she has worked with issues relating to women and security, particular through her positions as Minister Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul and the Norwegian Delegation to NATO. She has in these positions been instrumental in formulating Norwegian policies and promoting this agenda internationally.
Ms. Mari Skåre holds a master degree in law from the University of Oslo.