UNA-NY Ambassador Series


An Evening with
Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake

Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

6:00 to 6:30 p.m. | Registration
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Program
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Reception


Columbia University Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, New York



UNA Members: FREE
UNA Student Members: FREE
Guests and Non-Members: $15

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Join Ambassador Flores Flake at a networking reception after the program with wine and passed hors d'oeuvres

In January 2014, Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake was re-appointed by the new government of President Juan Orlando Hernandez to represent the country, as the Ambassador of Honduras to the United Nations. Ms. Flores Flake became the first female Ambassador of Honduras to the United Nations representing the Government of Unity and Reconciliation in 2010.

In 2011, Ambassador Flores Flake became a Member of the Executive Board of International Association of Permanent Representatives. She was endorsed by the Latin America and the Caribbean Group (GRULAC) and was elected Vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly's 67th Session in the 2012.

A leading political figure, Ms. Flores Flake was elected to public office with the highest percentage of votes in the country. She also became the youngest and the first woman to hold the position of the First Vice-President of the National Congress of the Republic of Honduras (2006-2010).

Ms. Flores Flake is a collaborator with the World Bank in The Norwegian Trust Fund for Private Sector Infrastructure (NTFPSI) Grant, for Central America Infrastructure and Small Scale Private Sector Development for Coastal Cities of Honduras and Nicaragua. She also participated in the "Fifth Language Congress," sponsored by Spain's Royal Language Academy, publishing a paper on Intercultural Bilingual Education as a tool in development of the indigenous groups in Latin America.

In 2007 she was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be part of the Young Global Leaders initiative and attended the summit in Dalian, China.

Ms. Flores Flake was part of the Inter American Dialogue young leaders program, organized in George Washington University in 2008, and in June 2009 she was part of a Latin American political and government exchange, with the participation of Spain and Portugal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She was part of the GLOBE Summit in Mexico, which convened politicians to share regional and world views on creating legislation to protect the environment and create awareness on climate change.

Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake graduated with a Bachelor in Mass Communication in 1997 from the University of Loyola in New Orleans, receiving the Kappa Tae Alpha award from the Press Society of the United States for High Academic Standing in her career. She also received a Law degree from the National Autonomous University of Honduras in 2009.

She is the daughter of Carlos and Mary Flores. Her father Carlos Roberto Flores was President of Honduras (1998-2002).

Her joy in her work comes from her values and convictions, all of which she has passed on to her children. She is a mother of two: Carlos Eduardo and Sofia. They represent her inspiration, and have been at her side since the beginning of her career.


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