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Permanent Representative of Mexico Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Jorge Montaño, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
From 1995 until his current appointment, Mr. Montaño was a Professor and Research Associate at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. Between 2001 and 2004, he represented Mexico in the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanisms of the Organization of American States.
Mr. Montaño was Ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1995, and had a previous posting as Permanent Representative in New York, from 1989 to 1992. Between 1982 and 1988, he was Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He previously served as Director General for United Nations Specialized Organizations from 1979, the year in which he joined the foreign service, until 1982.
A founder of the Spanish-language edition of Foreign Affairs and of the Mexican Council on International Affairs, Mr. Montaño is an author and regular contributor to Mexican newspapers, such as La Jornada, Reforma, El Universal and El Pais.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in law and political science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science from the London School of Economics.
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