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Heraldo Muñoz

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Heraldo Muñoz is a Political Scientist who holds a Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. He also has a Diploma in International Relations from the Catholic University of Chile, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oswego.


Employment History
  • 2010-2014: Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America, United Nations Development Program, (UNDP).
  • 2003-2010: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations (UN). While serving at the UN, he was the Chairman of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission; Facilitator of the Security Council reform consultations (2007-2008); Vice-President of the General Assembly’s sixty-first session (2006-2007); and President of the Security Council (2004). He also headed the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minster, Benazir Bhutto.
  • 2002: Minister Secretary General of Government during President Ricardo Lagos’ Government.
  • 2000-2002: Deputy Foreign Minister during President Ricardo Lagos’ Government.
  • 1994-1998: Ambassador of Chile to Brazil during President Eduardo Frei’s Government.
  • 1990-1994: Ambassador of Chile to the Organization of American States during President Patricio Aylwin’s Government.
  • 1979-1990: Professor of International Relations, Institute of International Studies at the University of Chile. Visiting professor at various Universities in North America and Europe. He has written and edited well over a dozen books on Inter-American relations, Latin American foreign relations, democracy and human rights, multilateral affairs, and international political economy. His book The Dictator´s Shadow, (Basic Books, 2008) won the 2009 WOLA-Duke University Book Award to the best book on Latin American Human Rights and Justice .

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