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Frank Tressler

Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN in Geneva
Frank Tressler is the Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN in Geneva. He holds a Law Degree from the Catholic University of Santiago, graduated in 1991 from the Diplomatic Academy “Andrés Bello” as the best student of the year. In 1993 he completed an MSc in international relations in the framework of the Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) Fellows Programme of the University of Georgetown. In 1995, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Apart from that, throughout his career he has taken several diploma studies on international relations.

In the course of his 29 year-long diplomatic career, he served at the Planning Directorate, at the Directorate of Multilateral Policy as Head of the United Nations Department, at the Directorate for Special Policy, in charge of disarmament and international security affairs, of which he became Director in 2017. He was responsible for the negotiations within the UN and Inter-American systems on matters related to Defense, Disarmament, Transnational Organized Crime, Corruption, among others. In 2011, he was a Cabinet member of Minister Alfredo Moreno, and later on between 2011 and 2012, he served as Human Resources Director in the Foreign Ministry. He is currently serving as Director General of Ceremonial and Protocol.

Abroad, he has served in Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Ireland, Australia, during his last post he was the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Mission of Chile to the Organization of American States. He was also part of numerous delegations to UN meetings in different areas.

In the academic field, he taught International Law and Integration at “Del Desarrollo”, “Diego Portales” and “Finis Terrae” Universities in Santiago. He published more than 15 articles on international relations in specialized academic journals of several Universities in Chile and abroad. The last article on Chile and Multilateralism was published by the Center for International Studies of the Catholic University of Santiago.
In 2015 he was elected President of the Career Diplomats Association –ADICA- and until 2014 he was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Magazine “Diplomacy” of the Diplomatic Academy.

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