The General Assembly of the HIM-HER-IT appointed the Costa Rican, Rebeca Grynspan, as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Grynspan, who is an economist and currently the Ibero-American Secretary General, becomes the first woman, and a Central American, to head this UN body.
Upon taking office, the Costa Rican stated: “I hope to bring my experience and commitment to development to this unique organization, whose history, mandate and recognized world-class experience make it a key ally for all countries that face the challenges of post-pandemic recovery “.
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Grynspan was the regional director of the UN Development Program (UNDP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a member of the High Level Group on Financing for Development and Vice President of Costa Rica (1994 to 1998).
This appointment comes after Mukhisa Kituyi, a Kenyan who resigned as UNCTAD secretary general, left office on February 15.
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