Deputy Chef de Cabinet

Ambassador Yanerit Morgan Sotomayor is the Deputy Chef de Cabinet to the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Prior to joining the office, she served as the Mexican Ambassador to Ecuador from November 2017 to August 2018.

A Mexican career diplomat, she joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988, and became a member of the Mexican Foreign Service in 1990. In August 2005, she was awarded the rank of Ambassador.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Morgan served as Director-General of American Regional Organisms and Mechanisms twice, from 2004 to 2005 and from 2016 to 2017, and as Director-General for Central America and the Caribbean countries once from 2015 to 2016.

Prior to that, she held the position of Deputy Director-General for Human Rights from 1998 to 2004 and chief of department at the UN General Direction from 1988 to 1993.

She has served twice at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations in New York. During her first time at the Mission, from 1993 to 1998, she served as a delegate of Mexico to the Third Committee on social and humanitarian issues. In 2010, Ambassador Morgan returned to New York for four years as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, after serving four years as Ambassador of Mexico to Panama from 2006 to 2010. While in Panama, she was awarded with the Vasco Nuñez de Balboa medal of the Gran Cruz  by the Government of Panama.

As Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, she facilitated the negotiations of the Declaration of the UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in 2013 and chaired negotiations of the resolution on the World Drug Problem, which lead to a Special Session in 2016.

She also served as Vice President of the Third Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa in 2014 and moderated the round-table on social development, health, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), youth and women. She also served as facilitator for the negotiations of the declaration of the Latin American and Caribbean preparatory meeting of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of the Women (Mexico City, February 2014).

A Mexican delegate, she participated in the annual session of the UN Commission on Human Rights from 1990 to 1994, as well as the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993 and the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.

Ambassador Morgan holds a degree in International Relations from the National School for Professional Studies Acatlán of the National University of Mexico (UNAM).

She is married and has two daughters.