(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Juan Jose Gómez Camacho, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Gomez was his country’s Ambassador to the European Union, serving concurrently as Head of Mission in Belgium and Luxembourg since December 2013.
Between 2009 and 2013, he was Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as Ambassador to Singapore, Myanmar and Brunei-Darussalam from 2006 to 2009.
A career diplomat, Mr. Gomez served in a number of positions in the Foreign Ministry, including Director General for Human Rights and Democracy between 2000 and 2005. From 1997 to 2000, he was Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.
The holder of a master’s degree in international law from Georgetown University in the United States, Mr. Gomez earned his bachelor’s degree in law from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Born on 6 October 1964, he is married and has two daughters.