President of the First Cycle 2006 - 2007
Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora was the first President of the Human Rights Council and held the position from June 2006 until June 2007.
He is currently the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, and previously served as the Special Representative and Chief Negotiator for the Climate Change summit in Cancun, back in 2010.
Between March 2004 and July 2009, he served as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva.
A career diplomat since 1983, Ambassador de Alba served as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and Director-General for the United Nations, as well as other relevant positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, he is married and has three children.