Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
BSc in Biology; Master's in Public Admin., Harvard Univ.; courses for a Master's in Ecology; PhD in Economics candidate, National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico. Former: Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), resp. for the Environmental Citizenship Project at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Founding Director, Earth Council, Costa Rica, a non-governmental organization for the follow-up to the agreements reached at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development; Undersecretary-General for Management, UN Headquarters, New York; Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Deputy Exec. Secretary and Director, Environment and Human Settlements Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Since July 2008, Exec. Secretary, ECLAC. Has taught and conducted research, Autonomous Metropolitan Univ. of Mexico. Articles on sustainable development, public policy, environmental issues and public participation.