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Mr. Jorge Laguna-Celis

Senior Advisor
Sustainable Development / Post-2015 Development Agenda / ECOSOC

Mr. Jorge Laguna-CelisMr. Jorge Laguna-Celis began his career as international consultant for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris where he worked for the Directorate of Public Governance and Territorial Development. In 2005 he joined the Mexican Foreign Service where we worked on international migration and development issues. From 2006 to 2010 he served as deputy chief of the Mexican Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). During that period, he was also appointed member of the High Level Advisory Panel of the Fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) in representation of the Latin American and the Caribbean region. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Laguna-Celis served as lead negotiator during the Rio+20 Conference and delegate to the Second Committee of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council where he chaired negotiations of resolutions leading to the strengthening of the environmental pillar of sustainable development; the third UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development (Habitat III); the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and the enhancement of the role of the Economic and Social Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits. He is author of numerous columns and publications on issues related to international affairs and sustainable development. He holds a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, and an MA in International Trade from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, where he was an Eiffel scholar. Mr. Laguna-Celis is a national of Mexico.