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UN head Ban Ki Moon appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN climate change office

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UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed a eminent Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa Cantellano as the head of climate change office

  • Working towards International issues and conduct Historic Climate pact
  • Appointed as Executive Secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)UNFCCC
  • Appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

About Cantellano

  • Aged 57
  • Successor of Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica
  • Selected on consultation with the Conference of Parties to the Convention through its Bureau
  • From 2013 has been serving as Ambassador of Mexico to Germany and she has served as minister of foreign affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012
  • 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations
  • Specialist in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights

Contribution of Cantellano

Representative on multilateral bodies and International Organizations in Vienna, Geneva and New York

  • Head in the Global Challenge to address Climate change and its effect
  • Chaired the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC leading to the acceptance of the Cancun Agreements
  • The Global climate deal legally adopted by 195 countries at the Paris Climate Conference COP21 in December 2015