Source: United Nations 4
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, Héctor Enrique Vasconcelos y Cruz, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
As a founding member of the MORENA party and a senator in the LXIV and LXV Legislatures, he had served as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also Secretary for the Mexican Nationals Abroad and International Affairs in the MORENA National Executive Committee.
He had also participated in international forums, as President of the Mexican delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union and to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
From 2004 to 2018, Mr. Vasconcelos was Adviser to the Dean’s Office at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He was appointed as Ambassador of Mexico to Denmark, Norway and Iceland in 1999 — a post he retained until 2004.
Before that, he was Consul General of Mexico in Boston from 1996 to 1999, Director General of Operalia ‘94 from 1993 to 1994 and President of the Friends of the Arts of Mexico Foundation from 1991 to 1993.
Mr. Vasconcelos also served as Executive Secretary of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts from 1989 to 1991 and Secretary General of the Chronicle Council of Mexico City from 1987 to 1989. He was Cultural Adviser to the President of Televisa from 1981 to 1987.
He also held government positions, as General Coordinator for Special Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 1979 to 1981 and Director General of Tax Promotion, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, between 1976 and 1978, following an academic career as a professor of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico, from 1973 to 1976.
Mr. Vasconcelos took PhD courses in political history at Oxford University in the United Kingdom after obtaining a master’s degree in political history from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Harvard University in the United States.