Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala


Ms Connie Taracena-Secaira studied International Relations at the Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala. Ms Taracena-Secaira completed a Master’s degree in Political Science at the Pontificia Javeriana University, Colombia as well as International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her professional experience has led her to many destinations in her role as First Secretary and Consul including Russia, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Her tenure as Minister Counsellor, Guatemalan Permanent Mission to the UN oversaw the work of the Third Committee, Social Humanitarian, Human Rights and Cultural Affairs. In UNICEF she was a  member of the Executive Board of Directors as the representative of Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC). She is currently Ambassador of Guatemala to Australia. She has received the Honour of Merit and Outstanding Services.