Ambassador Federico A. González
Ambassador of Paraguay to the United Nations
Prior to his appointment to New York, Ambassador González had been serving as Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Vice-Minister for Economic Relations and Integration. He was also Chief of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and before that he was Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the U.N. in Geneva, as well as Ambassador of Paraguay to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He also held the position of Paraguay’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2006 and 2007. Between 2004 and 2006 he served as Ambassador of Paraguay to the Republic of Korea and concurrently to Mongolia, and in 2006, he also served concurrently as Ambassador to Malaysia and Indonesia. From 2002 to 2004, he was Director-General for Multilateral Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay and National Coordinator for Presidential Summits. From 1998 to 2001, he served at the Embassy of Paraguay in the United Kingdom.
A career diplomat, Ambassador González served at the Embassy of Paraguay in Washington, D.C. from 1992 to 1996. He was Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1996 and 1998, and between 2001 and 2003. Ambassador González has a law degree from the National University of Asunción (1991) and a diploma from the Diplomatic and Consular Academy of the Foreign Ministry in the same year. He has a Master in International Law from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1993) and a Master in International Trade from the University of Maryland (2000).
Born on 14 June 1968, Ambassador González is married and has two children. In conjunction with his diplomatic career, he has taught international law, international relations and international trade in several universities and training institutions in Paraguay.