María Fernanda Espinosa

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María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
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President of the United Nations General Assembly
Assumed office
18 September 2018
Preceded byMiroslav Lajčák
Succeeded byTijjani Muhammad-Bande (elect)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
24 May 2017 – 11 June 2018
PresidentLenín Moreno
Preceded byGuillaume Long
Succeeded byJosé Valencia
In office
15 January 2007 – 7 December 2007
PresidentRafael Correa
Preceded byFrancisco Carrión
Succeeded byMaría Isabel Salvador
Minister of National Defense
In office
28 November 2012 – 23 September 2014
PresidentRafael Correa
Preceded byMiguel Carvajal
Succeeded byFernando Cordero Cueva
Personal details
Born (1964-09-07) September 7, 1964 (age 55)
Salamanca, Spain
Political partyPAIS Alliance
Spouse(s)Eduardo Mangas
Alma materFacultad Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Rutgers University


María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (born September 7, 1964)[1] is an Ecuadorian politician and diplomat. She is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd session[2], office which started in September 2018. Besides her political career she is also a poet and essayist.

References[change | change source]

  1. "NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ECUADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS", United Nations Press Release, BIO/3968, March 7, 2008.
  2. "Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly". UN News. 5 June 2018.