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IAEA General Conference Elects Alicia Buenrostro Massieu of Mexico as Conference President

The 63rd IAEA General Conference elected Alicia Buenrostro Massieu of Mexico as its President.

Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu is Mexico’s Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia and Resident Representative to the IAEA and to the United Nations Office in Vienna. She has been a career diplomat since 1990 and has held the rank of Ambassador since April 2012. She took up her current posting in 2016.

Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu has held a number of diplomatic assignments that included serving as Consul General of Mexico in Hong Kong and Macao SAR (2011 to 2016), Head of Chancery of the Embassy of Mexico in Spain, Press Counsellor at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States and First Secretary for political and academic affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in London.

At the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu’s assignments included Adviser to the Deputy Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Deputy Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East and Chief of the Department for Europe.

Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu has also served as Foreign Press Spokesperson to the President of Mexico (2000-2003) and as Director of the Mexico Tourism Board for West Canada in Vancouver, Canada (2004-2005).

In 2018, Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu acted as Chairperson of the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Ibero-American University in Mexico City, a master’s degree in political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as certificates in European Integration from the Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico and on media affairs from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Ambassador Buenrostro Massieu is co-author of the Chapter “Bilateral Diplomacy” of the Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy, 2013.

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Last update: 16 Sep 2019

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