Ms. Maria Luz Melon, Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic
Melon Maria Luz
Ms. Maria Luz Melon is a career diplomat for Argentina with some 20 years of experience in multilateral organizations. She is the diplomatic Nuclear Advisor at the Mission of Argentina to the international organizations in Vienna since 2015, and a member of the CTBTO Advisory Board and the UNJSPF. Throughout her career she has held positions of responsibility in the fields of development and human rights as well as gender and population issues among others, both at the Division of International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in and Worship, and at the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN in New York from 2005-2012. Luz was diplomatic coordinator of Argentina’s Chairmanship team for G77 in 2011 as well Vice Chair of the UNGA Third Committee on human rights and development (2010-2011). Luz is specially honored to have been able to contribute as lead negotiator for Argentina in the adoption of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development in 2013, the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the creation of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing which met for the first time under the chairmanship of Argentina in 2011. She has served as visiting professor and lecturer in several universities in Argentina, including Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad iSalud, FLACSO, Universidad Di Tella. She has published a few translations to Spanish with Editorial Gedisa, including Ethics in the Public Domain by Joseph Raz and Liberalism and the Limits of Justice, by Michael Sandel. Luz holds degrees in Law and Linguistics from the University of Buenos Aires.