Alfonso García Robles

About Alfonso García Robles

Who is it?: Diplomat
Birth Day: March 20, 1911
Birth Place: Zamora, Mexican
Died On: (1991-09-02)2 September 1991 (aged 80)
Birth Sign: Aries
Citizenship: Mexican
Residence: Mexico
Alma mater: UNAM

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Alfonso García Robles was bornon March 20, 1911 in Zamora, Mexican, is Diplomat. Alfonso García Robles was a Mexican diplomat who was the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1982, which he shared with Sweden's Alva Myrdal. A qualified lawyer, he was trained at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Institute of Higher International Studies in Paris, France, and also held a diploma from the Academy of International Law in the Hague. He eventually entered Mexico’s Foreign Service and was a delegate to the 1945 San Francisco Conference, at which the United Nations (UN) was founded. He subsequently worked in the UN Secretariat for several years. Over the course of his long and illustrious career, he held several high profile diplomatic posts including those of Ambassador to Brazil and State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the late 1950s he was the director general in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in this post he played a major role at the Law of the Sea conferences. After serving for a few years as his country's representative to the United Nations, he was appointed as the foreign minister. Eventually he became the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Committee on Disarmament of the UN which has its headquarters in Geneva.
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Biography/Timeline

1936

García Robles was born in Zamora, Michoacán, and trained in law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Institute of Higher International Studies in Paris, France (1936) and the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands (1938) before joining his country's foreign Service in 1939.

1945

He served as a delegate to the 1945 San Francisco Conference that established the United Nations. He was ambassador to Brazil from 1962 to 1964, and was state secretary to the ministry of foreign affairs from 1964 to 1970. In 1971–75 he served as his country's representative to the United Nations before an appointment as foreign minister in 1975–76. He was then appointed as Mexico's permanent representative to the Committee on Disarmament of the UN.

1967

García Robles received the peace prize as the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco, setting up a nuclear-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean. The agreement was signed in 1967 by most states in the region, though some states took some time to ratify the agreement.

1972

He was admitted to the Colegio Nacional of Mexico in 1972. His name was inscribed at the Wall of Honor of the Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro, Mexico's House of Representatives' building, in 2003. His widow died in 2005 aged 83.