Ambassador Alfredo Labbé is a senior Chilean Diplomat, serving currently as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Especial Envoy for Nuclear and International Security.
He has served as Director General for Foreign Policy (equivalent to Permanent Secretary), from March 11, 2014 to July 31st, 2016; Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the International Organisations in Vienna (2010-2014); Director for International and Human Security, from (2009-2010); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York (2005-2008); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (2001-2002) and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (2000-2002); Deputy Director for Special Political Affairs (1997); Head of the Disarmament and International Security Department (1996-1997); Chargé d’Affaires to the Syrian Arab Republic (1993 -1996); Deputy Chief of Mission in Hungary (1990-1992); Head of the South American Department at the Directorate for Bilateral Policy (1989-1990) and Diplomatic Secretary at the Embassies of Chile in Perú, Nicaragua and Ecuador.
Along his career, Ambassador Labbé developed expertise in cultural, neighbouring and multilateral diplomacy, particularly in International Security and Disarmament, United Nations Reform and Human Rights. He has worked in and with many nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament organs, mechanisms, forums and NGO’s. Since 2005 he has been closely associated to the NPT Review process, serving as Deputy Head of the Chilean Delegation and Chair of Subsidiary Body III (2005 RC); Head of Delegation and Vice-Chair of Main Committee III (2010 RC) and Head of Delegation (High Level segment, 2015 RC). In 2010 he chaired the II Conference of the States Parties and Signatories to the Treaties establishing Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, held in New York prior to the NPT RC. A strong supporter of the “humanitarian approach” to nuclear disarmament, he headed the Chilean Delegation to the III Conference on Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, (Vienna, 2014). As Especial Envoy and Head of Delegation he represented Chile at the II and V Ministerial Conferences of the Non Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI, Berlin, 2011 and Hiroshima, 2014). In 2012 he was elected Chair of the Preparatory Commission of the Organisation for the Complete Test-Ban Treaty, CTBTO. From 2010 to 2012 he served as Governor of Chile to the IAEA’s Board of Governors. With an special interest in nuclear counter-terrorism, Ambassador Labbé served as Presidential “Sherpa” for the I Nuclear Security Summit process (2009-2010) and Deputy Head of Delegation to the III NSS (2014).