NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MEXICO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Jorge Eduardo Navarrete, the new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Navarrete was the Ambassador of Mexico to Brazil, a position he held since December 1997. He had served previously as Under-Secretary for Policy and Development in his Government's Energy Secretariat from February 1995.
Mr. Navarrete was first appointed Ambassador of Mexico in 1972 and served in that capacity in Venezuela (1972-1975); Austria (1975-1977); and Yugoslavia (1977-1978). During that period, he represented his country at numerous international meetings, including the International Conference on Cooperation and Development (Paris, 1976-1977).
Other positions held by Mr. Navarette include Permament Representative to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and member of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). From 1978 to 1979, he served as Alternate Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations at Headquarters in New York, and as Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council.
The Ambassador was a professor of international trade, foreign trade of Mexico and economic problems of Mexico at the National School of Economics and the National School of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1964 to 1972. In 1987 and 1988, he was a guest lecturer at the Oxford Energy Seminar and at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Sussex. He was also a frequent consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Mr. Navarrete studied economics at the National School of Economics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1959 to 1963. He completed his graduate thesis on "Imbalance and dependency: the external sector of the economy of Mexico in the 1960s" in 1970.
Born in 1940 in Mexico City, Mr. Navarrete is married with one child.
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