Katherine Urbáez is a former Dominican Republic diplomat who joined the foreign service in 2009, in charge of negotiation processes and public policy design for global health and human rights areas. In 2016, she chaired the Coordination of the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States in Geneva. Previously, she focused on negations and follow-up processes in the human rights, refugees, and humanitarian fields. In 2011 was selected for the United Nations Disarmament Fellowship as part of her duties in the field of disarmament. Mrs. Urbáez has being appointed to the Embassy to the Swiss Confederation, Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Commercial Office in Hong Kong, and the Permanent Mission to World Trade Organization. After her experience in the private sector, she joined the Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Development, and in 2005 she was designated Head of the Department of Administration of Treaties of the Ministry of Agriculture and focal point for several national commissions such as Sanitary and Phytosanitary, Safeguards, Antidumping and Countervailing Measures. She is an economist graduate from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra of Santo Domingo. Has postgraduate studies in international business, project management, political economy, negotiation, and human rights training. Currently, she is a Public Leadership Credential candidate from Harvard University. Born in Santo Domingo, speaks Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese, married, and has two children.
Ms Katherine Urbáez
Former Minister Counsellor, Dominican Republic Embassy to the Swiss Confederation, Bern
27 July 2021