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                    Gabriela Cuevas Barron

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As an independent consultant, she spearheads impactful investment projects, social entrepreneurship in developing countries, and public affairs. Her leadership has driven numerous successful initiatives, significantly benefiting vulnerable populations.

 

With over two decades of experience, she excels in public and parliamentary affairs, negotiations, and fostering complex stakeholder consensus on multilateral issues. Her expertise spans human rights, governance, migration, health coverage, gender equality, and electoral observation, both locally and internationally.

 

Currently, she serves as the Honorary President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, uniting legislative bodies from 180 countries. She is also the Co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Universal Health Coverage (UHC2030) partnership, a Commissioner at The Chatman House Commission for Universal Health, and Co-chair of the Task Force for Humanitarian Aid, Social Protection, and Vulnerable Groups at The Lancet Covid-19 Commission. Additionally, she contributes as a member of the Reykjavik Global Action Advisory Board, the High-Level Group for Women's Political Participation at the Organization of American States, and the World Academy of Arts and Science.

 

Her parliamentary career began at 21 as a Federal Representative in Mexico, a role she held in two subsequent legislatures. She has been a local deputy in the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District of Mexico, a senator of the Republic of Mexico, chairing the Foreign Relations Committee, and a constituent deputy of the Federal District. As President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, she was elected with an 80% majority, becoming the first Mexican and the youngest person in its history to hold this position.

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