Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Argentina
Address: Esmeralda 1212 - (C1007ABR) City of Buenos Aires
Tel.: 0054 (11) 4819-7000 54 (11) 4819-7000
Minister Susana Mabel Malcorra
Secretariat for Foreign Affairs and Worship
Ms. Susana Mabel Malcorra was born in Rosario on the 18th November 1954. Ms. Malcorra was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship by the President of the Argentine Republic, Mr. Mauricio Macri, on 10th December 2015.
Ms. Malcorra holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rosario, and has 25 years’ of professional experience in the private sector (IBM and Telecom Argentina).
Ms. Malcorra began her corporate career as a Systems Engineer at IBM, eventually moving up to CEO of Telecom Argentina, the third-largest company in Argentina at the time.
These responsibilities gave her strong insight into the management of large organizations.
Ms. Malcorra left Telecom in 2002 after deciding she wanted to work in non-profit organizations. In early 2004, she joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where she served as COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the WFP—an opportunity that permitted her to use her experience at the service of a weightier cause.
In May 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General appointed Ms. Malcorra Under-Secretary-General for the recently created Department of Field Support, where she was charged with providing logistical, communications, personnel, and financial support services to UN Peacekeeping Operations.
In April 2012, Ms. Malcorra was appointed Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General.
In addition to her long career as an executive, she has invaluable experience in the diplomatic field, including activities ranging from handling negotiations with countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Chad, Somalia and Afghanistan, among others) to the approval by the General Assembly of strategic, financial and budgetary issues involving over 9 billion dollars. Among other specific tasks, Ms. Malcorra coordinated the Mission on the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons and the first Health Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in West Africa.
Strengthening multilateralism and international law. Promoting the values of peace according to the principles of international peace and the democratic form of government and respect for human rights. Promoting the democratization in international organizations.
Create a foreign policy strategy for the promotion of Argentina and its integration in the world.
- Human rights: is a central aspect of Argentine foreign policy. The Argentinean Ministry underlines the importance of working with other actors of the national and international human rights system for the purpose of promoting actions that lead to specific progress in the enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms— such as: civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.
- Patriotism: the government intends to recover the Malvinas islands peacefully in accordance with the principles of international law and into the interests of its population.
- Integration: regional integration with Latin American and the Caribbean is on the Argentinean political agenda. Argentina proposes itself to follow the principles of MERCOSUR, the pillars of Argentina’s foreign policy.
- Investment and Trade: increase bilateral and multilateral trade relations.
- Culture: promote the image of the Republic of Argentina internationally and its national culture and traditions.