Johan  Boudewijn  Paul  MARAMIS

Born  in  Limbung (South Sulawesi),  23 January 1922.

Married, with   6  Children &  12  Grand Children.



          - Senior High School - Koning Willem III School (K.W.III)
          H.B.S. V, – Afdeling  B,  Batavia (Jakarta)  20 May 1941.

    - Graduated in Indologie (Political & Social Science) at Leyden
         University, Netherlands,  14  March  1951.










o        1st June 1951 - Joined the Foreign Service; First assignment at Directorate of Legal Affairs Subsequently joined Directorate of Economic Affairs and became Head of section on foreign aid and commodities.

o        Member of Indonesian delegation to Working Party on Mobilization of Domestic Capital of ECAFE (Economic Commission for Asia & Far East), Bangkok.

o        Member of Indonesian Delegation to annual session of Commission of ECAFE in Rangoon, Burma.

o        Conference officer of ECAFE’s annual Commission session in Bandung.

o        Member of Indonesian delegation to annual  Commission session of  ECAFE in  Kandy,  Sri Lanka.

o        Posted in Tehran IRAN as Second and subsequently as First Secretary Indonesian Legation 1954 – 1958.

o        Assisted  President Sukarno when on transit in Teheran on his way to Moscow.

o        Deputy Head Directorate of International Organizations in Foreign Office,  Jakarta  1958 – 1960.

o        Attended several annual sessions of UN General Assembly in New York.

o        Member Indonesian Secretariat during Colombo Plan conference held in Yogyakarta.

o        Posted in Indonesian Permanent Mission to United Nations as Counsellor in charge of Economic and Social Affairs 1960 – 1965.

o        Elected as officers of the bureau.of Governing Council Special Fund first as Rapporteur and  subsequently as Vice Chairman.

o        Chairman of Committee on the establishment of UN Capital Development Fund.

o        Elected as Chairman of Ad-Hoc Committee on Co-ordination of Technical Assistance which recommended the establishment of   UNDP.

o        Elected Member of  Preparatory Committee on Conference of  United  Nations Trade and Development  (UNCTAD).

o        Member of Indonesian Delegation to First UNCTAD Conference in  Geneva.

o        Chairman of Group of 77 developing countries  

o        Left New York  on 28 February 1965 when Indonesia ceased co-operation with UN on 1st  March 1965 and returned as member of the Indonesian Delegation when Indonesia resumed co-operation with UN on September 1966.

o        Head of Directorate of International Organizations in Jakarta  1965  – 1969.

o        Chairman of Political Team of Committee on Act of Free Choice of West Irian, Staff Project XII Irian Barat, Minister of  Interior Gen. Basoeki Rachmat, 12 November 1968.

o        Member of Indonesian Delegation to Preparatory meeting of the   abortive Second Asian African Conference in Algiers.

o        Member of Indonesian Delegation to U.N. Regular Annual  Sessions of General Assembly in New York.

o        Posted as Deputy Permanent Representative of  Indonesia Permanent Mission to United Nations, New York with the rank of AMBASSADOR 1969 – 1972.

o        Vice President and subsequently President of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)  1969 and 1970 New York and  Geneva.

o        As Charge d’Affaires  Ad Interim assisted Foreign Minister Adam Malik during his   Presidency of 26th Session of  General Assembly of United Nations  1971.

o        Posted as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and concurrently Chief of Mission to European Community and  Council  1972 – 1973.

o        Prepared the State Visit of President Suharto and Ibu Tien to Belgium.

o        Appointed as Executive Secretary of  ECAFE  in Bangkok with the rank of Assistant -Secretary General and subsequently upgraded to UNDER- SECRETARY GENERAL  1973 - 1981.

o        Elected as the first SECRETARY GENERAL of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organization  (AIPO)  in Jakarta,  1990 –1993.


Retired from Foreign Service in 1978 and from the United Nations in  1981.





1.                  PRESIDENT of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 1970.

2.                  Recipient of GRAND-CROIX DE L’ORDRE DE LEOPOLD   II, awarded on the occasion of the State-Visit of President Soeharto to Belgium 21 November 1972.

3.                  Recipient of an HONORARY DEGREE of DOCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE from HANKUK University of Foreign Studies in SEOUL, South Korea, 9 May 1978.

4.                  Promoted the change of the name of   ECAFE (Economic Commission for Asia and Far East) into ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) to give due importance to the geographical/political balance and social dimension of development which was unanimously adopted in 1974 and subsequently I was named MR. ESCAP.

5.                  Recipient of stamps on the occasion of inauguration of ESCAP’s Sub-Regional Office in Nauru, South Pacific.

6.                  Awarded two resolutions- The first by acclamation from ESCAP annual Commission session impending his retirement which among others:  Noted with appreciation the innovative changes he has brought in the work of the Commission, in particular its secretariat and its programme of work in an era of rapid social and technological change; And noted also with appreciation the inspiration and guidance which he has lent to the establishment of the Asian and Pacific Development Centre in Kuala Lumpur;  Acknowledged the support he has given to the further strengthening of harmonious relations among the Asian states. And acknowledged further in particular his personal commitment to fostering a greater role of the Commission in the Pacific sub region and encouraging a greater sense of involvement of the Pacific island countries in the activities of the Commission.

7.                  The second was an unanimously adopted resolution in AIPO’s annual session acknowledging his distinguished services upon retirement.

8.                  Authored  A Journey into Diplomacy, Memories of an Indonesian Diplomat.



1.                  Served for 5 years as Vice President at IEU Institute of Management and subsequently member of  Board of Trustees of University Indonusa Eka Unggul.

2.                  Served as Vice President of a Non Government Organization to upgrade knowledge of the people in North Sulawesi on Environment, Democracy and Human Rights, LSPM-Minaesa.

3.                  Served for 14 years as Commissioner of a Beer and Beverage Company (PT Multi Bintang Indonesia Tbk).




Jakarta,  23rd January 2002 


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