MARÍA NOEL VAEZA

UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean

BIOGRAPHY
María Noel Vaeza is UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean. She has an extensive background in global and regional leadership and management positions at the UN, including as Director of the Programme Division at UN Women Headquarters, Director of the UNOPS Global Portfolio Services Office, UNOPS Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as various positions at UNDP. at UNDP. Prior to that, she held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay. She holds a PhD in Law and Social Sciences from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and a master’s degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.