Mariam Jalabi

Syrian Opposition Representative, United Nations

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Syria
Based in New York

Ms. Jalabi (@MariamJalabi) 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. She has led the Syrian Opposition’s diplomatic engagement with the Permanent Missions to the United Nations, UN Department of Political Affairs, and Office of the UN Secretary-General. Her work focuses on women’s inclusion in politics and decision-making. Ms. Jalabi’s advocacy and leadership at the United Nations has proven instrumental in reframing a narrative on Syria within the UN community.

Ms. Jalabi has served as a member of the Women’s Advisory Committee to the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) and was a founding member of the Syrian Non-violence Movement (SNVM). Ms. Jalabi holds degrees in Political Science from McGill University and from FIT in New York, and is a Master’s candidate at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.