Diego A. Tituaña

Diego A. Tituaña

Second Secretary
Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations

Diego Tituaña, a Kichwa Otavalo from Ecuador, is a diplomat of the Ecuadorian Foreign Service. He has served at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations since 2014 and has been in charge of human rights, disarmament, and international security agendas. Diego has extensive experience in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples. He is the Facilitator for the United Nations Resolution on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Under his leadership, the United Nations started two important actions for the indigenous peoples of the world:  the process of enhancing their participation at the United Nations and the Proclamation of 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. These initiatives seek to combat discrimination, and strengthen identity and the traditional knowledge. Diego represented developing countries as Coordinator of the Group of 77 in the negotiations for the United Nations resolution on the World Summit for Social Development in 2016. He also led other relevant processes relating to social and human rights affairs under the Ecuadorian Chairmanship of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in 2015.

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