Makarim Wibisono assumed the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 in June 2014. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation from 2011 to 2013. He served as Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York. In 2005, he served as Chair of the 61st session of the UN Human Rights Commission.
Mr Wibisono became a Patron of the AP R2P Centre in 2015.