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H.E. Ms. Lourdes O. Yparraguirre

H.E. Ms. Lourdes O. Yparraguirre

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Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

and International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)

 

Resident Representative of the Philippines to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 

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POSITIONS HELD IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Home Office) 

 

1987

Acting Director, Board of Economic Promotion (BOEP)

1988-1989

Acting Director,  Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations (UNIO)

1996-1998

Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Policy (OUP) and (concurrent) Director, Office of Policy Planning and Coordination (OPPC)

1998-1999

Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Affairs (OUIER) Executive Director for APEC Matters

2006-2007

Special Assistant to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (OSEC)

2008- June 2010

Assistant Secretary, Office of American Affairs (OAA)

 

 

OTHER POSITIONS HELD IN THE DFA FOREIGN SERVICE

 

October 1989-March 1996

First Secretary, Philippine Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva

April 2000-August  2006

Minister (Political and Economic Affairs), Embassy of the Philippines, Washington D.C.

 

 

SPECIAL  ASSIGNMENTS

 

1989-1996

Negotiator for the Philippines, WTO/GATT Uruguay Round Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Geneva

January-May 2014

Member, Philippine Panel and Lead Negotiator, Philippines-United States Negotiations on Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), Manila and Washington DC

 

 

ELECTED POSITIONS IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN VIENNA

 

2011

Chair, Far East Group, IAEA Board of Governors

2012

Chair, Committee of the Whole, 56th Session of the General Conference, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

2013

Vice-President, 57th Session of the General Conference, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

2012-2014

Vice-President, UN Conference on the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime  (UNTOC)

2013

Vice-President, UNIDO Industrial Board

2014

Chair, Group of 77 and China (established on 15 June 1967, the G77 membership has grown to 132 developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.  The G77 Chair represents the Group and advances its interests in all the Vienna-based international organizations).

 

 

OTHER POSITIONS HELD IN GOVERNMENT

 

1980-1986

Senior Economic Development Specialist, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Manila

 

 

EDUCATION          Diploma in International Economics  and Development (With Distinction), Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

AB International Studies (Cum Laude), Maryknoll College, Quezon City