Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza García
During his time at the UN, Ambassador Mendoza has played an active role in the main negotiations on sustainable development, in the ACT group as one of the two co-chairs of the chapter on Transparency that dealt with the process of appointing the SG, and in promoting changes in the way the UNDS deals with MICs and gender parity within the UN system. He is an advocate of human rights, the rule of law, accountability, international law, the protection of civilians, nuclear disarmament, ethics within the UN system, the revitalization of the GA, and reform of the UNSC.
From 2011 to 2012, then-Congressman Mendoza served as President of Congress. Before then, he was leader of the opposition from 2010 to 2011. He completed his term in Congress in 2014. Before his appointment as Permanent Representative for the Mission of Costa Rica in 2014, Ambassador Mendoza was a presidential candidate in Costa Rica, participating in the primaries of the Citizens Action Party.
Ambassador Mendoza served on a number of Committees while in Congress, including, among others, the Permanent Commission on Economic Issues, the Permanent Commission on Human Rights, the Permanent Commission on International Affairs and Commerce, the Commission on Electricity, and the Commission to Ensure Access to Water as a Human Right. He is also the founder and leader of the “Movimiento Esperanza” within the Citizens’ Action Party.
Ambassador Mendoza was born in 1975. He is married and has one child.