Cristina V├ęlez Valencia

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Diego A. Titua├▒a, a Kichwa Otavalo from Ecuador, is a diplomat of the Ecuadorian Foreign Service. He has multilateral experience in human rights, disarmament, and migration issues. Diego is currently serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Ecuador Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. From 2020 to 2022, in his capacity as head of the Technical Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the province of Imbabura, he oversaw human mobility and foreign policy issues in the northern border area. In 2014, Diego became the first indigenous career diplomat that was appointed at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations. From 2014 to 2019, he was the facilitator…

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Jessica Faieta

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