Ambassador Mauricio Escanero 



Trajectory in the Mexican Foreign Service

He joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1982. He is currently the Chief of the Mission of Mexico to the European Union and the Ambassador of Mexico to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

At the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has served as Advisor to the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Vice Minister of Economic and Multilateral Affairs, he has also been Director General of International Economic Promotion.

On a bilateral level he has served as Ambassador to South Africa, as well as in Embassies in Australia, Jamaica and Japan in various diplomatic posts and in the United States as Counselor for Relations with the Congress during the legislative process that led to the approval of NAFTA. He also served in China as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in Beijing and as Consul General in Shanghai.

In the multilateral arena, he has served as Minister at the Mexican Mission to the United Nations in New York and as Alternate Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States in Washington DC, as well as to the UNESCO in Paris. He has also been the Head of the Mexican Delegations to various international conferences and forums, including the World Heritage Committee.


International Responsibilities

In his personal capacity, elected by the United Nations Member States, he served as Facilitator of the Monterrey Consensus and the United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development (1998 to 2002).
He was also Mexico’s Special Envoy to the First High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (Mexico, 2014), and by agreement of the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership, he served as Facilitator of its Final Communiqué.
In his personal capacity, elected by the States Parties, he served as the founding Chairperson of the Committee of UNESCO's 1970 Convention against the Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property (2013-2015).

Academic Background

He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He obtained a Graduate Diploma from the Institute Matias Romero of Diplomatic Studies, a Master degree in International Public Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, and a Master degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management at the Extension School of Harvard University.