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Diego Aulestia Valencia

Head of the Human Settlements Unit of ECLAC/CEPAL - CEPAL

Diego Aulestia Valencia is Head of the Human Settlements Unit of ECLAC/CEPAL, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Between 2017-2020 he was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the WTO and other economic organizations based in Geneva. Former Minister of International Trade (2015-2016); Urban Development and Housing (2013- 2015) and Executive President of Ecuador’s Development Bank, Ambassador Aulestia also carries an extensive experience in public and development economics. As overseas duties he was appointed Ambassador of Ecuador in Portugal (2012-2013) and Representative for trade affairs to Europe (2013).