(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, Lourdes Ortiz Yparraguirre, presented her credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Yparraguirre was her country’s Ambassador to Austria with concurrent appointment to Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia. She also served as Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Office in Vienna, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and the International Anti-Corruption Academy, as well as Resident Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Yparraguirre was Assistant Secretary at the Office of American Affairs of her country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before that, she was Special Assistant to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007, and Minister for Political and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C., from 2000 to 2006.
Between 1987 and 1999, Ms. Yparraguirre held various positions in the Ministry and served at her country’s mission to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
She has a diploma in international economics and development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from Maryknoll College in Quezon City, Philippines.