Director General a.i.
Name: María del Carmen Herrera Caseiro.
Post: Deputy Director General of Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She graduated as Bachelor of International Political Relations from the Raúl Roa García Higher Institute of International Relations in 1989.
Further education: Postgraduate courses in the Higher Institute of International Relations. Diploma in Public Administration, Higher School for Government and State Cadres (2018). Upgrading Courses on International Law, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNO-UNITAR), The Hague, The Netherlands. Course on International Public Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands. Course on “The New Mechanisms for Dispute Settlement”, International Public Administration Institute (IIAP, by its French initials), Paris, France (2001). Course on International Humanitarian Law, Center of Studies on International Humanitarian Law, Havana (1999). Course on Lasting Solutions, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Havana (1997).
Languages: English and French
1989-1990: Internationalist mission in the People’s Republic of Angola.
1992: Official, Department of International Relations, National People’s Power Assembly (ANPP, by its Spanish initials).
1991-1995: Specialist, Subsaharan Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX, by its Spanish initials).
1995-1996: Second Secretary and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Cuba in Nigeria.
1997-2002: Specialist, Division of Multilateral Affairs, MINREX.
2003-2007: Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the international organizations based in Switzerland.
2008-2011: Deputy Director of Socio-Humanitarian Affairs and Human Rights, Division of Multilateral Affairs, MINREX.
2011-2015: Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Cook Islands.
2016-2017: Head of the Department of Economic, Financial and Environmental Affairs, General Division of Multilateral Affairs and International Law, MINREX.
2017-present: Deputy Director General, General Division of Multilateral Affairs and International Law, MINREX.
She has represented Cuba in a great number of international events, meetings and conferences, ministerial meetings, summits of the UN, regional processes, and consultative groups for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Pacific Islands Forum, among others.
She has received several Cuban medals and distinctions.
She is married.
Phone Number: 7 8321871 y 7 8364240
Giselle Almenares Vargas
Phone Number: 78364240
Division Of Multilateral Political Affairs
Mirta Granda Avechoff
Date of Birth: 26 September 1965.
Graduated from: Nuclear Engineering, Charles University of Prague, 1989.
Other Education: Postgraduate courses in Applied Radio-chemistry, Basic Progaming, International Political Analysis and Current Paradigmatic Discussion, Foundations of the World Economy, Protocol and Public Relations, Cuba and the International System at the end of the Millennium, The European Union and its Role in Today’s World, International Negotiation and its Techniques, Cuba and the International System at the end of the Millennium, etc.; and Diploma Courses in Regional Course for Training Nucleonic Control and Multi-dimensional Diplomacy, and other training courses. Participated as Presenter III at the World Congress on Sexual Exploitation, the Tenth Scientific Workshop Escenarios 2010-2012, Eleventh Scientific Workshop Escenarios 2011-2013. Completed the Senior Level Diplomatic Course and the Spokesperson Training Workshop.
Languages: English, French, Portuguese
1995-1999: Third Secretary, country specialist in the Provincial International Relations Department
1999-2000: Second Secretary, country specialist in the Provincial International Relations Department
2000-2004: Second Secretary, specialist in International Bodies, Multilateral Affairs Dept., Minrex.
2004-2005: First Secretary, specialist in International Bodies, Multilateral Affairs Dept., Minrex.
2005-2007: First Secretary, principal specialist in the Multilateral Affairs Dept., Minrex.
2007-2008: Counselor, Permanent Mission of Cuba at the UN
2008-2012: Counselor principal specialist in the Multilateral Affairs Dept, Minrex.
2012-2017: Minister Counselor principal specialist in the Multilateral Affairs Dept, Minrex.
2017-2019: Minister Counselor Head of the Department of Multilateral Political Affairs, Multilateral Affairs Dept., Minrex.
2019- : Minister Counselor, Director, General Department for Multilateral Affairs and International Law
Single: one daughter
Tel.: 7 8364446 & 7 8324424
Division Of International Organizations
Date of birth:
Phone Number: 7 836 4144
Division Of International Law
Full Name: Anet Pino Rivero.
Date of birth: 26 August 1973
She graduated as Bachelor of Law.
Further education: Course for International Relations Attachés and Master’s Degree in International Humanitarian Law.
1997-1999: Judge of the Military Court of the Western Army.
1990-2000: Studies of International Relations.
2000-2001: Diplomatic Attaché at the Consulate and Embassy of Cuba to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
2001-2007: Specialist at the Legal Division.
2016-present: Director of the Division of International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She is married and has two children.
Phone Number: 7 8364163
Rafael Pino Bequer,
Phone Number: 78364166