Mr. Diego Roberto Palacios Jaramillo
United Nations Population Fund, India and Country Director, UNFPA, Bhutan
Mr. Diego Palacios was appointed as UNFPA Representative to India and Country Director in Bhutan in February 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Palacios served as Executive Coordinator for the Post 2015 Development Agenda advising the UNFPA Executive Director from 2012-2014. Mr. Palacios joined UNFPA in 1989 and during his career has served as UNFPA Representative for Mexico and Director for Cuba and Dominican Republic from 2009-2012; UNFPA Representative for Colombia and Director for Venezuela from 2006-2009. He also served as UNFPA Deputy Representative in Nicaragua, Peru and India. In this capacity, he has supervised, managed and coordinated the programmes that aimed at providing technical support to the governments and civil society organizations in matters related to population and sustainable development, gender equality and reproductive health. Mr. Palacios was also entrusted with corporate strategic planning functions in New York during the period 2003-2006.