Juan José Gómez Camacho

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Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho
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Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
In office
16 February 2016 – 18 February 2019
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byJorge Montaño y Martínez
Succeeded byJuan Ramón de la Fuente
Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Mexico to the European Union, the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
In office
15 February 2014 – 2015
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded bySandra Fuentes-Berain Villenave
Succeeded byEloy Cantú Segovia
Personal details
Born (1963-10-06) 6 October 1963 (age 56)
Mexico City
Alma materGeorgetown University

Juan José Gómez Camacho (born October 6, 1964) is a Mexican diplomat. He was appointed as Mexico's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in February 2016.

A career diplomat, Gómez Camacho joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1988. Since then, he has held different positions both within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and overseas.

Early life and education

Gómez Camacho studied law at Universidad Iberoamericana and holds a master's degree in International Law from Georgetown University.[1]

During his 30-year diplomatic career, he has gained broad knowledge across a wide range of subject areas and played a key role in addressing diverse and increasingly complex global challenges.

He has written and co-authored a considerable number of articles on general subjects ranging from International Law and Human Rights to Mexico’s foreign relations and policy. Other more specific themes include the challenges of global public health. Likewise, he has taught international law at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. In addition to Spanish, he is fluent in English and French.

Diplomatic career

Gómez Camacho joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1988.

Ambassador Gómez Camacho bears broad experience as a Mexican negotiator both in the bilateral and multilateral fields, in topics as varied as political affairs, human rights, telecommunications, nuclear and conventional disarmament, among others. He has also carried out work promoting business and investment in different sectors and industries in Mexico.

Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations (2016–2019)

Gómez Camacho last served as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations (UN).[2][3] He was designated by the President of the United Nations General Assembly [4] as co-facilitator of the negotiation[5] of a Global Deal to make migration safe, orderly and regular. With migrants[6] representing 3.4 per cent of global population and 9% of global GDP, international migration was the only major phenomenon that had not been addressed multilaterally.

After almost two years of work, the Global Compact on Migration was agreed upon in July 2018 and will be formally adopted in December 2018.

Ambassador to the European Union as well as to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (2013-2016).

In December 2013, he was appointed Ambassador of Mexico to the European Union and the Ambassador of Mexico to the Kingdom of Belgium [7] and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the main goal of overcoming longstanding obstacles to the launch of wide-ranging negotiations to modernize and expand the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the EU.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland (2009-2013)

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations based in Geneva

From August 2009 until December 2013 he was appointed Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and other international organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland.

He played leading roles in such areas as: global migration, international human rights, health, disaster risk reduction, management of water resources, international protection of intellectual property and innovation, technological change, inclusion of people with disabilities, among others. In doing this, he has successfully strive for the inclusion of the private sector in negotiation processes as the only way to build comprehensive, long term global solutions and governance.

During his posting as the permanent representative of Mexico to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva he had a prominent role in "landmark agreements"[8] and multilateral negotiations such as the World Health Organization Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (PIP), WIPO's Marrakesh VIP Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or otherwise Print Disabled[9] and the creation of the first special procedure within the UN Human Rights Council on the elimination of discrimination against women in law and practice .[10][11]

Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore and concurrently to the Union of Myanmar and the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam (2006-2009)

In addition, from January 2006 to August 2009 he served as Ambassador of Mexico to the Republic of Singapore, concurrent to the Union of Myanmar and the Sultanate of Brunei-Darussalam, where he promoted important business and investments for Mexico.[1]

He boosted business and investment opportunities between Mexico and Singapore and the access of Mexican companies to Asian markets, in sectors such as oil and gas, hotels and resorts, food and beverages, electronics and appliances manufacturing, among others.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among other positions, he worked as Director General for Human Rights and Democracy (December 2000 to December 2005), where he implemented the modernization of Mexico’s foreign policy in the fields of human rights and democracy, and served as Mexico’s attorney of record on international human rights litigation. He was in charge of the legal affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom.[1]

Other activities

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among other positions, he worked as Director General for Human Rights and Democracy (December 2000 to December 2005), where he implemented the modernization of Mexico’s foreign policy in the fields of human rights and democracy, and served as Mexico’s attorney of record on international human rights litigation. He was in charge of the legal affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Permanent Representative of Mexico". Archive.today. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Mexico Presents Credentials". United Nations Press.
  3. ^ "The Senate ratifies eight diplomatic and consular appointments".
  4. ^ "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration".
  5. ^ "El mexicano que persigue una Declaración Universal de la Emigración".
  6. ^ "Estoril Conferences - Special Keynote Address: Will the Miracle Endure?".
  7. ^ "Juan José Gómez Camacho, Ambassador of Mexico to the Kingdom of Belgium". Juan José Gómez Camacho, Ambassador of Mexico to the Kingdom of Belgium.
  8. ^ "WHO - Landmark agreement improves global preparedness for influenza pandemics". Who.int. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores - Gobierno - gob.mx". Sre.gob.mx. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Wayback Machine". 4 March 2016. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Islamic Nations Fail to Weaken Women's Rights Resolution at U.N. Human Rights Council". CNS News. Retrieved 3 July 2018.