Representative to the United Nations
Mariam Jalabi is the Representative of the Syrian Opposition Coalition to the United Nations in New York. She is also a founding member of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement, where she is a member of the International Relations Committee. She has led the Syrian Opposition’s diplomatic engagement with the Permanent Missions to the United Nations and the UN agencies on inclusive peace and security. Her work focuses on women’s inclusion in politics and decision-making. Mariam’s advocacy and leadership has proven instrumental in framing that narrative on Syria with the UN and the international community.
Mariam has served as a member of the Women’s Advisory Committee to the High Negotiations Committee and was a founding member of the Syrian Non-violence Movement. She holds degrees in Political Science from McGill University in Canada, and a Masters Degree from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs with a concentration in Gender Studies. She has been honored by Women’s eNews as one of the “21 Leaders in the 21st Century” in New York City for 2017 and recognized by apolitical platform as one of the 100 most influential people in global gender policy for 2019.