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Minister

Antonia Urrejola Noguera

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonia Urrejola Noguera, is a lawyer from the University of Chile and she holds a postgraduate degree in Human Rights and Democratization Processes from the same university. She was Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for the period 2018-2021, an instance that she chaired (2021).

She has been an advisor to the Chilean Government in different periods, in the areas of human rights, indigenous people rights, childhood, sexual diversity and environment.

Senior Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). During her tenure, she was responsible for coordinating and liaising between the General Secretariat and the organs of the Inter-American system, such as the Inter-American Commission, Court and Institute of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Commission of Women.

She has worked as an independent consultant on public policy, indigenous law and the Inter-American human rights system; as a consultant and advisor to the United Nations Development Program, the International Labor Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others. She also worked as an advisor to the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, until 2017, in matters of Human Rights and Convention 169 of the ILO.