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New Permanent Representative of Honduras Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations, Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, today presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Until her appointment, Ms. Flores, who is the daughter of former Honduran President Carlos Roberto Flores, served as First Vice-President of the National Congress of Honduras since 2006.
The new envoy has been a leading figure in her country’s politics, championing causes ranging from constitutional reforms, health and environmental initiatives and energy conservation to issues of ethics, transparency and human rights. She has spearheaded numerous social projects, including some directed towards the needy in the poverty-stricken areas of Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa, and invested in micro-financing programmes for women in small businesses.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from the University of Loyola in New Orleans, in 1997. She also obtained a law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras in 2009.
Born on 6 December 1973, Ms. Flores has two children.
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