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Costa Rican Economist Rebeca Grynspan as Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Costa Rican Economist Rebeca Grynspan as Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan has been appointed as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). her appointment was approved by The U.N. General Assembly.

  • Rebecca Grynspan will serve for a period of four years.
  • She is the first woman and Central American to head UNCTAD.
  • She will take place of Isabelle Durant (serving as Secretary-General since 15 February 2021).

About Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan

  • Grynspan also has served as UNDP’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • She was also appointed as 2nd vice president of Costa Rica between 1994 and 1998.
  • Grynspan has had a career spanning many years and has held several high-level positions including, among others, former under-secretary-general of the UN and associate administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

In 1964, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was founded as a permanent intergovernmental body, and it is a part of the United Nations Secretariat that focus on dealing with trade, investment, and development issues.

  • Head: Acting Secretary-General; Isabelle Durant
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Formation: 30 December 1964
  • Founded: 30 December 1964

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