(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.
Mr. Carazo has wide‑ranging experience in politics, international relations, business and law.
From 2008 to 2015, he was President of Volta Asesores S.A., having worked as a business professional in industry, commerce, agriculture, tourism and the service sector, and as a business consultant to international organizations.
He was a Deputy of the Legislative Assembly from 2002 and 2006, and the first Ombudsman of Costa Rica, a position he held from 1993 to 1997.
Between 1984 and 1987, he was a representative of the University for Peace to European offices of the United Nations, and from 1978 to 1980 Special Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United Nations General Assembly and various countries.
Having earned a bachelor’s degree in economic and social sciences and a law degree from the University of Costa Rica, he also holds a doctorate degree in political science and international relations from the University of Geneva.
Mr. Carazo speaks Spanish, English and French.
Born in 1948, he is married with four daughters.