Juan Gabriel Valdés

Mr. Valdés was Foreign Minister of Chile, former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and, most recently, Ambassador to the United States.  He was the first Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of MINUSTAH in Haiti and recently led a strategic assessment of MINUSCA, the UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic. Respected political figure in the Latin American and the Caribbean region, he is recognized for his political skills including when, as SRSG, he led the international community’s response to the tensions following the 2006 presidential elections in Haiti.  He has worked closely with the Club de Madrid and is a member of the Global Leadership Foundation which is composed of former Heads of State and leaders in foreign policy.


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