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Carlos Mazal

Carlos Mazal holds a B.A. in Inter-American Studies from Covell College, UOP (1974) and a M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University (1975). He has written chapters in three published books and a number of articles for newspapers

Carlos Mazal is currently the Senior Counsellor for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He joined this UN specialized agency in 2002 and is currently responsible for coordinating WIPO’s cooperation activities with the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Health Organization (WHO ), and other UN processes where intellectual property intersects with global challenges such as climate change, access to health and food security.

In 1993 he was elected Executive Director of OLDEPESCA (intergovernmental regional cooperation organization) by its Conference of Ministers and was reelected in 1996 and 1999. From 1987 to 1992, he served as Project Director of SELA (Sistema Economico Latinoamericano) and in 1989 he was posted as its Washington D.C. Representative to lobby Congress and the US Administration on inter-american matters. From 1979 to 1984 he was Chief of Mission and Representative of IOM (International Organization for Migration) in Geneva, Chile and Panama, respectively. In 1975 he was a Researcher at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago de Chile.

Mr. Mazal has traveled widely as a panelist and negotiator representing many organizations such as the UN General Assembly, FAO, WHO, WTO, UNICEF, IADB, World Bank, UNEP, UNESCO, ITU, SIECA, ECLAC, SELA, Andean Community, UNCTAD, IMF, among others.