Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora

Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora is currently the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, a position he assumed in September 2011. He previously served as the Special Representative and Chief Negotiator for the Climate Change summit in Cancun in 2010.

Between March 2004 and July 2009, he served as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, and during his time in Geneva he was designated as the first President of the Human Rights Council, a position he held from June 2006 until June 2007.

A career diplomat since 1983, Ambassador de Alba served as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and Director-General for the United Nations, as well as other relevant positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, he is married and has three children.