Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, left, with UN Secretary General António Guterres. Photo: SRE


Mexico’s new ambassador to the United Nations, Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, presented diplomatic credentials to UN Secretary General António Guterres in a brief ceremony on Monday, Feb. 18.

A U.S.-trained medical psychiatrist who was secretary of health under former President Ernesto Zedillo and an academician who served as rector at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), De la Fuente Ramírez has been involved in UN activities as a mental consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1985.

In 1995, he served as vice president of the Global Health Assembly in Geneva, and in 1998, he presided over the UN Council against AIDS in Paris.


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