State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean
Cristina Gallach Figueras was appointed as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean in 2020. Prior to her appointment as State Secretary, she was the High Commissioner of the Government of Spain for the 2030 Agenda (2018-2020). Figueras is a Senior European Union Official on a leave of absence and was Head of the Equal Opportunities Office of the Council of the European Union in Brussels (2017-2018). She was Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General (2017) and Head of Department for Public Information, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Communications and Public Information (2015-2017). Figueras was also Head of Public Relations and Spokesperson for the Council of the European Union (2014).