Miguel Ruiz Cabañas Izquierdo
He is a career diplomat. He joined the Mexican Foreign Service in January 1979 and was appointed Ambassador on June 30, 1998.
He has served as Head of Affairs on Drug Trafficking in the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations Organization and Head of Social and Humanitarian Affairs (1981-1986); Subsequently, Chief of Migration and Border Affairs of the Mexican Embassy in the United States (1993-1995).
From 2001 to 2004 he served as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States (OAS). He was subsequently appointed Ambassador of Mexico in Japan and, in 2011, as Ambassador of Mexico in Italy and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Organizations based in Rome.
On September 16, 2015, he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He has lectured at various universities in Argentina, Spain, the United States and Japan. He has also published several articles in specialized publications of universities and research centers in Mexico and the United States, on Mexico-United States Relations, Mexico’s participation in the Organization of American States and the United Nations Organization, the problem of drug trafficking and Security in the American Hemisphere.