Guillermo Valles Galmés

Director, International Trade in Goods, Services and Commodities Division United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

A career diplomat with over 35 years of profressional experience; Mr. Valles has served in several bilateral and multilateral diplomatic missions in Latin American, European, Asian and UN posts, and has held several relevant political positions, including Deputy Foreign Minister of Uruguay.

Mr. Valles has participated in numerous bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, including those leading to the establishment of Mercosur, the conclusion of the Uruguay Round and the launching of the Mercosur-EU trade talks. 2004, Uruguayan Ambassador to the United Nations, World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international organizations, Geneva.

Since 2007, heads Uruguayan diplomatic mission to the WTO and its sister organization the International Trade Center. Three years as Chair, WTO's Rules Negotiating Group for the Doha Round; since 2004, Chair, Working Group for the accession of Algeria to the WTO.

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17 Noviembre 2014
El Secretario General de la UNCTAD, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, ha saludado la entrada en vigor del Protocolo de Nagoya como un evento histórico y un hito para el multilateralismo. Al ser un Acuerdo Multilateral Ambiental y un Protocolo de la Convención sobre Diversidad Biológica (CDB) al mismo tiempo, su...