GS12 Comittee Biographies

Maria Nieves Rico

Maria Nieves Rico WEB Director of the Gender Affairs Division of ECLAC. Chile

María has a degree in Social Anthropology from the National University of Rosario in Argentina, with a master’s degree in the Sociology of Development, a master’s degree in Urban Development and Local Administration, a diploma course on International Relations in Madrid, and PhD studies in Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

She specializes in public policies with a focus on gender and human rights, and has written articles, documents and books on the situation of women and gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean in areas such as the labor market, migration, family, care, training and education, poverty, social protection, and violence. She is currently the Director of the Gender Affairs Division of ECLAC.