Carlos Maldonado Valera
Valera Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, CEPAL – As Social Affairs Officer at the Social Development Division of UN-ECLAC, Carlos Maldonado is a focal point for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and specializes in conducting research and technical assistance in social protection, social inclusion and social inequality issues in Latin American and the Caribbean, especially regarding institutional and political economy aspects. Before joining the UN, he was Director of Institutional Prospective and Deputy Director of International Technical Cooperation at the Ministry of Social Development of Mexico (SEDESOL). He holds a PHD in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy by the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), as well as a Graduate Degree in International Relations by El Colegio de México. Currently he coordinates a research project on Social Cohesion in LAC and his latest publications include: “Social Protection and Migration: an approach based on the vulnerabilities of people throughout the different stages of the migration process and their lifecycle” and “Social inclusion and social cohesion in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda: keys for a more inclusive social development in LAC”.