2 June 2014
Marta Maurás Pérez, the new Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Michael Møller, the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Maurás Pérez had been serving as a Senior Adviser to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on business and human/child rights since 2013. For most of her professional career, Ms. Maurás Pérez has been associated with the United Nations system. From 2009 to 2013, she served as a Member and Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. In 2008, she was UNICEF’s Special Envoy for Latin America. From 2005 to 2007, she was Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Maurás Pérez was the Director for Economic and Social Affairs in the Office of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Chief of Cabinet of the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General in New York from 1998 to 2005. From 1992 to 1998, she was the UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ms. Maurás Pérez started her career as a lecturer and researcher at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Catholic University of Chile from 1972 to 1974. From 1974 to 1998, she worked for UNICEF, holding various positions in Chile, Pakistan, Mozambique, Colombia and at UNICEF Headquarters in New York.
Ms. Maurás Pérez was born in Santiago, Chile in 1947. She has a degree in sociology and certificates in public administration and ontological coaching.
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