Carmen Moreno

Carmen Moreno, an internationalist and diplomat, began her work on women’s rights and gender equality as a member of the Mexican Delegation to the first UN Conference on Women (1975). She has since served as the Mexican Ambassador to Costa Rica and Guatemala, as well as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States (OAS).

In 2003, Carmen Moreno was appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN as Director of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW). In July 2009, she was appointed as Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS), and continues to serve in that position.