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Lydia Antonio de la Garza

Director General of International Treaties, Monitoring, Administration and Compliance Oversight,
Mexican Ministry of Economy

Ms. Antonio serves as Director General of International Treaties ́, Monitoring, Administration and Compliance Oversight at the Mexican Ministry of Economy. She was Deputy Director General for the North American Competitiveness Agenda from August 2013 to February 2019 at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to this position, she served at the Press Office at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States (January 2011-July 2013) and as Consul for Political, Economic and Border Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, California (September 2003-December 2010). In the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she also served as Advisor to Undersecretaries for North America (November 2002-August 2003), for Asia Pacific and Latin America (January-September 1998) and as Assistant for the Under Secretary for Multilateral Affairs (1995-1998). She collaborated in the Ministries of Finance and Public Credit, as Deputy Administrator for Diplomatic Franchises (December 1994 - September 1995) and as Advisor to the Undersecretary of Higher Education and Scientific Research at the Ministry of Education (Dec 1993-1994).

Ms. Antonio is a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1999. She has a Master Degree in International Studies from the Instituto Matías Romero of Diplomatic Studies (Mexico City 1998-1999) and a BA in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City). She holds Diplomas in “Migratory Law and U.S. Legal System” from the University of Arizona (2018), in “Mexico, United States and Canada Relations” from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (2007-2008) and from El Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte CISAN-UNAM (2014-2015); as well as studies in “Human Rights and Gender Perspective” (Instituto Matias Romero, 2010), in “Multilateral Diplomacy” (United Nations Institute for Training and Research –UNITAR- May 2009) and “Commercial Diplomacy” (UNITAR, May 2009), among others.