SIXTH ADVISORY GROUP
OF THE PEACEBUILDING FUND
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed the members of the sixth Advisory Group of this Peacebuilding Fund in May 2020. The membership is gender-balanced and geographically diverse. The Advisory Group provides advice and oversight on the allocations, programming and policies of the Peacebuilding Fund. The Group provides important inputs and ideas on how financing can support and strengthen the efforts of the UN towards peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The members are:
- Ms. Anne Anderson, Ambassador (ret.) Ireland.
- Professor Emmanuel Asante, Former Chairperson of the National Peace Council, Ghana.
- Ms. Lise Filiatrault, Ambassador (ret.) Canada. @AmbFiliatrault
- Ms. Liberata Mulamula, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Tanzania. @LMulamula
- Mr. Johannes Oljelund, Ambassador of Sweden to The Netherlands, Sweden. @joljelund
- Ms. Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom. @SaraPantuliano
- Mr. Stephane Rey, Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland. @stephanereynyc
- Mr. Gert Rosenthal, Ambassador (ret.) Guatemala. @rosenthal_gert;
- Mr. Hanns Heinrich Schumacher, Ambassador (ret.) Germany. @HannsSchumacher
- Ms. Marriët Schuurman, Director, Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands. @MarrietS
Ms. Anne ANDERSON
Between 2013 and 2017, Ambassador Anderson was Ireland's Ambassador to the United States of America
from 2013 to 2016, the first woman to hold this position. From 2009 to 2013, she served
as Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in New York. During this time she oversaw
a five-year review of the UN's Peacebuilding Architecture and co-authored the review report. She was
previously Ireland's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, from 1995 to 2001.
From 2005 to 2009, she served as Ireland's Ambassador to France, and from 2001 to 2005 as Ireland's
Ambassador to the European Union, Brussels.
Professor Emmanuel ASANTE
The Most Rev. Prof. Asante has been the Chairperson of the National Peace Council, Ghana since 2011
and is currently serving his second term. He is also the Chairperson of the Ghana Peer Review Mechanism
Council. Past positions he held include Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Professor at the
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, and member of the Judicial Council of Ghana.
Ambassador Filiatrault was the Ambassador of Canada to Senegal from 2016 to 2019, also accredited to Cabo Verde.
The Gambia, Guinee, and Guinee-Bissau. The Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau,
nominated her as his Personal Representative for La Francophonie from April 2017 to June 2019. Positions
she held during her Diplomatic career included Assistant deputy Minister for Sub-Saharan Africa Branch from
2013- 2016. Director-General for the Americas Bureau from 2019 to 2013, and Director General for the Europe,
the Middle East and Maghreb Bureau from 2009 to 2010.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation
Ms. Mulamula was sworn into office on 1st April 2021. Prior to this, she was a Visiting Scholar and Associate
Director at the Elliot school of international Affairs institute for African Studies at George Washington University.
A former Permanent Secretary of Tanzania's ministry of foreign Affairs and international Cooperation.
She also served as Ambassador to the United States of America and Mexico. She was the first Executive
Secretary of the international conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). She is a member of the UN
Secretary-General's Independent Eminent Persons' for the 2020 Peacebuilding Architecture and of the
African Women Leaders Network.
Ambassador of Sweden to the Netherlands
Ambassador Oljelund assumed his current position in September 2021. Previously, he was the
Director-General for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Oljelund worked as Head of Office for the Minister for International Development
Cooperation and Climate. Between 2010 and 2013, he was Counsellor at the Swedish Embassy to South Africa.
From 2009 to 2010. Mr. Oljelund was the coordinator. He joined the Swedish of Foreign Affairs in 1998 as a
Desk Officer in the Department of Global Security Policy.
Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute
Ms. Pantuliano had earlier served as Managing Director and Director of Humanitarian Programmes
at the Overseas Development Institute. She is a member of the High-Level Group on Humanitarian
Investing of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Managing Editor of Disasters. Trustee of the New
Humanitarian, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Muslim Aid. She also served on the boards of Oxford
University's Refugees Studies Centre and the UN Association of the UK, and as a member of the independent
team of Advisers' to ECOSOC on the reform of the UN Development System.
Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Mr. Rey is a Swiss diplomat currently on sabbatical. His prior roles included Acting Head of the Human Security
Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. From 2014 to 2017, he was Deputy Head of Mission
at the embassy of Switzerland in Tehran. Mr Rey previously led the Political Affairs, Peace & Security Team
at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York, where he chaired the Group of Friends
of the Protection of Civilians. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of the Security Council and Political Affairs
Unit in the UN Division in Bern.
Amb. Rosenthal was Guatemala's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1998 to 2014.
He was a member of the Oversight Commission of the Guatemalan Peace Accords. From 1987 to 1997.
Mr. Rosenthal served as the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America
(ECLAC). Amb. Rosenthal has also served as Chair of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of theUnited
Nations Peacebuilding Architecture from 2015 to 2016. He is currently a member of the UN secretary-
General's Independent Eminent Persons' for the 2020 Peacebuilding Architecture Review, and of the Secretary-
General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation.
Ambassador Schumacher was Germany's Special Envoy for the country's candidature for a non-permanent
UN Security Council seat for the term 2019-2020. From 2011 to 2014. Mr. Schumacher was posted as
Germany's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva. During his diplomatic career, Mr. Schumacher
served as the German Ambassador to Thailand from 2008 to 2009, to Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and
Finland from 2003 to 2007. He was also the Deputy High Representative for Civil Implementation of the
Daytona Peace Accord from 1997 to 1999.
Director, Department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms. Schuurman previously served as the Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry in 2019.
Head of the Task Force for the Dutch membership of the UN Security Council in 2018. NATO Special
Representative for Women, Peace and Security from 2014 to 2017 and as the Dutch Ambassador
to the Republic of North Macedonia from 2011 to 2014. Previous assignments for the Dutch Ministry of
Foreign Affairs include postings in Sudan, Zambia and the Russian Federation as well as policy
advise and coordiantion positions in the Ministry's Sub-Sahara Africa Department and Humanitaian Aid division.
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