The Foreign Ministry of Mexico
Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Marcelo Ebrard holds a degree in International Relations from El Colegio de México and a specialization in public administration from ÉNA, École Nationale d'administration Paris, France.
Following the earthquake on September 19, 1985 (8.1 degrees Ritcher), he participated in the development and implementation of the Popular Housing Renewal Program, the largest reconstruction process in the world for a modern city in one year. In 1987 Marcelo Ebrard coordinated the elaboration of the Project of the General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Protection to the Environment, that represented in his moment the first legislation in ecological matter in the country, at the same time that allowed the instrumentation of successful programs in the City of Mexico as the "Today does not circulate", the use of catalytic converters and the change of gasoline. In the year of 1992 and at 33 years old, he was appointed General Secretary of Government. Among these tasks he coordinated the common programs of the 16 political delegations, civil protection and the relocation of street traders in the historic center.
Throughout his political experience, Ebrard participated in very important achievements for the City, among which the reopening of Plaza Mexico, the Blanquita Theater, the Frontón México, El Palacio de los Deportes and the National Auditorium; the construction of the New Beam; the restoration of buildings in the Historic Center; the 17 km extension of the "A" line of the Metro.
In September of 1997 was elected Federal Deputy of the LVII legislature, first with opposition majority to the governing party.
As Deputy, he was one of the first members of Congress to denounce the unconstitutionality and the huge fraud that Fobaproa meant- a cost of more than 80 billion dollars. He maintained a permanent opposition to the conversion of the bank bailout into national debt and in favor of a strict exercise of accountability. He promoted the execution of an independent audit in which he participated in his Technical Follow-up Committee until his arbitrary exclusion.
During his tenure as Secretary of Public Security from 2002 to 2004 in the Government of Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, he undertook innovative policies and the most comprehensive reform of the police forces in recent years.
The work of the qualitative and quantitative police increased, converting the Historic Center into one of the safest areas of the City, after years of being the area with the most crimes. It launched new police groups such as the Citizen Protection Units, the typical police, the ribereña, a special group for Polanco and the robbery to account holder unit.
Already in the exercise of his Government, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon lent interest to matters related to climate change in favor of Mexico City, the country and the planet, for which he was appointed on December 16, 2009 president of the World Council of Mayors for Climate Action. His actions have earned him recognitions of international scope for the fact of seeking to prevent more quickly the risks arising from global warming.
Due to the achievements in the Mexican capital and the way to deal with the epidemic of Influenza AH1N1, which have established laws that allow same-sex marriage, among other actions, the City Mayors Foundation awarded Marcelo Ebrard as the Best Mayor of the World on December 6, 2010.
In 2012, the UN - Habitat program named him President of the global network of Safe Cities.