H.E. Mr. Meza-Cuadra is the Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations since October 2013. A career diplomat with 30 years in Peru’s foreign service, he has held various positions in Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently as Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Law of the Sea Affairs. H.E. Mr. Meza-Cuadra was also National Director of Sovereignty and Boundaries and Head of the United Nations Directorate, and served in different positions, including with the Peruvian Missions to the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Guatemala. He was appointed by the President of the General Assembly as co-chair of Informal Consultations Group on Oceans and Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS) for the years 2015 to 2017.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. (1998); a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Organization Management from the University of Paris XI (1985); a Diploma in International Political Affairs from the International Institute of Public Administration, Paris (1984-1985); and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Peru (1982).
Born in Lima on 17 March 1959, he is married and has two children.
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