Beyond Growth 2023 Conference.

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Pedro Manuel Moreno

Pedro Manuel Moreno

Pedro Manuel Moreno of Spain was named Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) by the United Nations Secretary-General on 4 November 2022.  He succeeds Isabelle Durant of Belgium.

He has over 20 years of experience of working for multilateral and intergovernmental organizations in programme, management and strategic positions both in the field and in headquarters.

Mr. Moreno’s extensive experience includes having worked as Deputy Secretary-General of the Communication for Development Committee at the Spanish Commission for UNESCO (1999-2004) and for the UN Development Programme (2004-2014), including in Ecuador, in New York as part of the Human Development Report team and in the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. He helped drive UN Human Development Reports and supported programmes on poverty eradication, Millennium Development Goals as well as human development initiatives. He was Director of the Cabinet of the Ibero-American General Secretariat in Madrid from 2014 – 2021. In September 2021 he was named Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of UNCTAD’s Secretary-General.

He holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Political Sociology from the École Doctorale at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO) and a master’s degree in International Cooperation and Project Management from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he also obtained a Bachelor's Degree on Political Communications and International Relations (with honors).  He has taught at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed specialized trainings at Columbia University.  Mr. Moreno speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian fluently and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.