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Interpeace welcomes Ambassador Méndez Escobar of Mexico to its Advisory Council

May 11, 2022
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Ambassador Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar and Scott M. Weber, President of Interpeace. Photo credit: Interpeace

We are honoured to welcome Ambassador Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office at Geneva, to our Advisory Council. Ambassador Méndez Escobar was officially welcomed at the Advisory Council meeting held on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, during which Council members discussed how lessons learned from other conflict-affected contexts can be of relevance to the crisis in Ukraine.

Selected governmental and intergovernmental representatives from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and Latin America are part of Interpeace’s Advisory Council. Ambassador Méndez Escobar fills the seat of the Government of Mexico, which had remained vacant after the departure of previous Ambassador María del Socorro Flores Liera.

Interpeace is grateful to Ambassador Flores Liera for her valuable contributions during her tenure and is delighted that the Government of Mexico is continuing its membership in the Advisory Council.

Ambassador Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar is the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office at Geneva. She brings with her   a wealth of experience in diplomacy and international affairs. She joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1991. Ms. Méndez’s previous assignments include postings in the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Romania, Costa Rica, Spain, and Italy. She has been Director General for American Regional Organizations, and Mexico's National Coordinator for the Pacific Alliance, the Ibero-American Summit and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

About the Interpeace’s Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a high-level statutory body that provides the organization with key strategic advice and guidance on peacebuilding policy and practice. It has played a crucial role in helping Interpeace strengthen its positioning on key international policy agendas as well as our transformative work of assisting humanitarian and development agencies to become more conflict sensitive and peace responsive.

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