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Patricia Espinosa Cantellano

Ambassador of Mexico to Germany
Embassy of Mexico to the Federal Republic of Germany

Patricia Espinosa Cantellano is the Ambassador of Mexico to Germany since September 2013. She worked in several positions in the foreign ministry, focusing on multilateral organizations and global issues, and at the Mexican representation at the United Nations in New York for drug traffic, human rights, social development, women promotion and children’s rights.

From 1997-2001 she was general director for regional interamerican organisations and mechanisms at the Foreign Ministry. She has also been the Ambassador of Mexico to Austria and Permanent Representative to the UN bodies in Vienna. From 2006 to 2012 she has been Foreign Minister of Mexico and chaired the 2010 Climate Change Conference (COP16). For the latter engagement she was awarded the German Sustainability Prize in 2012. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano has been a member of the UN-High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.



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