As the Dutch ‘sherpa’ for the Nuclear Security Summit, Piet de Klerk is
the country’s lead coordinator and negotiator for the event, in charge
of preparing the discussions that will be held among the 58
participating world leaders. At the Nuclear Security Sessions De Klerk
will speak about his role and responsibilities as a Sherpa, giving us an
insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
From 2003-2007 Mr. de Klerk was Ambassador at Large for Human
Rights at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and after that
(2007-2011) he was Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to
the United Nations in New York. Between August 2011 and August 2013 he
was the Netherlands Ambassador in Jordan. During the year 2011-2012 he
was Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.