Marty M. Natalegawa

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia

Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa was appointed as the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia on 22 October 2009. Prior to his appointment as Foreign Minister, he served as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York (2007 – 2009). Among his recent responsibilities as the Permanent Representative of Indonesia was as the President of the Security Council in November 2007 and Chairman of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007–2008; Chairman of the Asia Group in October 2008; Co-Facilitator of the President of the General Assembly for the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in December 2008; and Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) for 2008 and 2009. He also led Indonesia’s delegation at various multilateral negotiations and participated actively at various academic fora on the subject of the United Nations. Between 2005 – 2007 and prior to his assignment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, he served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Court of St. James’s and Ireland. In the years 2002–2005, he consecutively served as the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as the Director General for ASEAN Cooperation in the Department of Foreign Affairs. On 14 December 2004 he received the First Public Relations Society Award from the PR Society of Indonesia. Dr. Natalegawa obtained a Doctor of Philosophy at the ANU in 1993; a Master of Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge in 1985; and a BSc (Hons) at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984. He also attended the Ellesmere College and Concord College in the UK between 1976-1981. Dr. Natalegawa is married and has three children.


Opening Session Begin: Wednesday, 27.02.2013 11:30 am