Ambassador Francisca Elizabeth Mendez Escobar
Francisca Elizabeth Mendez Escobar is the new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Mendez Escobar had been serving as Ambassador of Mexico to the United Arab Emirates, from January 2017 to January 2022, also covering Iraq. She has also served as Deputy Head of Mission for the European Union, Kingdom of Belgium and Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg; Deputy Head of Mission in Romania, Costa Rica and Spain; and Deputy Counsellor in the Mexican Consulates in Milan and Barcelona.
Ms. Mendez Escobar has served as Director General for Regional American Organizations in Mexico City and Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean on the education and private sector. She worked in the Department of Political Affairs and the Caribbean, in the Directorate for United Nations and in the Directorate for Global Affairs after entering the Diplomatic Service of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991.
Ms. Mendez Escobar was born in Mexico City and graduated with a bachelor of science in Political Sciences and Public Administration and a master of science in Latin American Studies from the Mexican National Autonomous University. She obtained a second master of science in Law and Economics from the Milan State University in Italy. Ms. Mendez Escobar has diplomas in international politics, public diplomacy and Arab studies. She is married, with two children.