Member in the News: Alicia Bárcena

Photo of Alicia Bárcena United Nations: CEPAL

Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced this week that Alicia Bárcena, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, will serve as the next Mexican Ambassador in Chile.

Bárcena concluded her term as Executive Secretary on March 31, 2022 after nearly 14 years in that role and was the first woman to occupy the position. She is one of the most influential Executive Secretaries of ECLAC in the organization’s history, leading initiatives including the Comprehensive Development Plan for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and south-southeast Mexico, the Plan for Self-Sufficiency in Health Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the groundbreaking Escazú Agreement.

Alicia Bárcena is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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