14/09/2004
Press Release
BIO/3598
GA/DIS/3270


Biographical Note


LUIS ALFONSO DE ALBA OF MEXICO CHAIRMAN OF FIRST COMMITTEE


Luis Alfonso De Alba, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Organizations in Geneva, was elected as Chairman of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on 10 June.


Mr. De Alba, who joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1981, served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations from March 2002 to March 2004.  Before that, from 1998 to 2001, he was Director General for the United Nations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.  He also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., from 1994 to 1998.


From 1991 to 1993, Mr. De Alba held the post of Director of Humanitarian and Social Affairs for the United Nations in the Foreign Ministry.  Prior to that, he was Director of Education and Sports in the Ministry of Planning and Budget, from 1989 to 1990, and Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1988.


Mr. De Alba also served as Chief of the Political Affairs Section of the United Nations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1983 to 1988 and as Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations from 1983 to 1986.


Born in 1957 in Lagos de Moreno in the state of Jelisco, Mexico, Mr. De Alba holds a B.A. in international affairs from the Institut d’Etudes des Relations Internationales in Paris.


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