Farah Diva Urrutia
Farah Urrutia was appointed as the Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the OAS on July 16 2018.
Born in Panama City, Panama, Ms. Urrutia came to the OAS following a distinguished career in public service in her country, including positions as Director of International Legal Affairs and Treaties and Acting Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ms. Urrutia served as Representative ad hoc of the Government of Panama to the Permanent Council of the OAS, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Her career also includes positions as Deputy Director of the Legal Office to the National Authority for Electricity, Water and Telecommunications (2010-2014), Senior Legal Advisor to the National Authority for Antitrust and Consumer Protection and, Consultant of the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the Accusatory Criminal System (2010).
Ms. Urrutia has participated in various international bodies, including the International Criminal Court, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purpose and the Annual Summit of the International Coalition Against the Islamic State (CJTF-OIR).
She was selected as one of Panama’s leaders for the Inter-American Development Bank’s initiative “Mujeres Líderes Emergentes del Sector Público BID-INCAE” (2017).
Ms Urrutia holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Carlos III University of Madrid. She is an Attorney. She was Professor of Antitrust Law and Consumer Protection at the Santa Maria La Antigua University (Panama) and Professor of Public Service Law at the Latin University (Panama).
Secretary for Multidimensional Security at OAS