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Who is Alicia Bárcena?, the Mexican who will be proposed to lead the IDB international organization

Mexico will propose Alicia Bárcena , former secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL) to occupy the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ), after Mauricio Claver-Carone was removed by the board of directors, informed the president of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

“Mexico has a proposal Alicia Bárcena (…) is an exceptional woman, very prepared, with very good relations with all governments (…) if straight, professional, conciliatory people are required, there she is (Bárcena),” he said. López Obrador in his usual daily press conference.

IDB governors on Monday voted to remove Claver-Carone, the only American president in the entity’s more than 60-year history, after an investigation showed he had an intimate relationship with a subordinate.

Claver-Carone on Monday denied allegations of inappropriate behavior and announced it would take legal action against the bank, the largest regional development finance institution of its kind.

Given the dismissal of Claver-Corone, the IDB is looking for a new president. As a member country of the institution, Mexico can propose candidates, the process for their selection is open.

Who is Alicia Barcena?

Alicia Bárcena is a Mexican biologist who graduated from UNAM.

In 2008, she became executive secretary of ECLAC, a UN agency, and previously served as deputy general secretary for management at the United Nations headquarters in Good York.

Bárcena left the ECLAC leadership at the beginning of the year and the Mexican Senate ratified her on September 13 as the new ambassador of Mexico in Chile.

At ECLAC, she held the position of joint executive secretary and director of the Environment and Human Settlements Division. At the United Nations, she was coordinator of the Sustainable Development Program for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and coordinator of the Environmental Citizenship Project of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). information from ECLAC.

Bárcena has been a professor and researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and has published numerous articles on sustainable development, public policy, the environment, and public participation. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UNAM and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He finished the Master’s degree in Ecology and began doctoral studies in Economics at UNAM.

Created in 1959, the IDB has 48 member countries, of which 26 are borrowing members in the region, and its goal is to improve health, education, and infrastructure through financial and technical support to nations working to reduce poverty. poverty and inequality.

With information from Reuters.

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