World Press Freedom Day 2016
Christian Guillermet Fernandez
Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Costa Rica)
Ambassador Christian Guillermet-Fernández is a diplomat of the costarican foreign service with a broad experience in multilateral affairs. At present he is the Vice- Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica. Until recently, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva. During his diplomatic career, he also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in New York and as the political coordinator to the UN Security Council during the last membership of Costa Rica to this important body of the UN. He was the regional representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Latin America, Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica and he served at the Office of Ombudsperson of Costa Rica. He is the Chairperson Rapporteur of the UN Open Ended Working Group on the right to peace. He has studies in law and international relations. Additionally, he extensively collaborates with different universities and think-tanks and writes for prestigious peer journals worldwide. He is a highly respected specialist on human rights, peace and security and United Nations.