NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ECUADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Emilio Rafael Izquierdo Miño, the new Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Mr. Izquierdo Miño served as the Representative of Ecuador and National Coordinator to the Union of South American Nations from 2017 to 2018. He was Ecuador’s Ambassador in Uruguay from 2010 to 2016, and concurrently Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the Latin American Integration Association from 2011 to 2016. He was Ecuador’s Ambassador to Italy, and concurrently to Turkey and Slovenia from 2003 to 2007, as well as Ecuador’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations organizations based in Rome. He served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York from 1998 to 1999, and Alternate Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Izquierdo Miño joined the Ecuadorian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1972 and served at Ecuador’s Embassy in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1983; and Ecuador’s Embassy in the United States from 1986 to 1991. He served as the General Director of the Diplomatic Academy from 2000 to 2003; as Undersecretary for Institutional Development in 2003; Under-Secretary of State for Multilateral Relations from 2007 to 2009; and Secretary of the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Union of South American Nations from 2009 to 2010. He has taught international public law, history of international relations, international humanitarian law, international organizations and the history of music, and was the Director of the School of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Americas in 2009 and 2010.
Mr. Izquierdo Miño has a Bachelor degree in political science, is a lawyer, and has a Ph.D. in jurisprudence from the Catholic University of Quito. He also has diplomas in public and private international law from the Hispanic Culture Institute Madrid, Spain; in international policy from the Foundation for International Studies and Research in Florence, Italy; and in conflict resolution from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
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