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    28 June 2013


    New Permanent Representative of Mexico Presents Credentials

     (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 28 June (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations (Vienna), Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov (Vienna).

    Mr. De Alba will act as Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia. He also serves as Mexico's Permanent Representative to the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    During his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Mr. De Alba has served in various capacities, among them:

    Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2011-2013); Mexico's Special Representative for Climate Change (2009-2011); Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva (2004-2009); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2002-2004); Director-General for the United Nations, Foreign Ministry (1998-2001); Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. (1994-98) Director for Humanitarian Affairs, Foreign Ministry (1991-1993); Adviser to the Foreign Minister (1988); and Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1983-1986).

    He was elected to serve in the following positions: President of the Council of the International Organization for Migration (2004-2005);  Chairman of the Disarmament and Security Committee (First Committee) 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly (2004-2005); and President of the Human Rights Council (2006).

    Mr. De Alba studied at the Institut d'Etudes des Relations Internationales in France.

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