Sergio Camacho-Lara


Sergio Camacho-LaraDr. Sergio Camacho is the Secretary General of the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, affiliated to the United Nations. He is also a professor at the National Institute on Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics of Mexico.

Dr. Camacho is a former Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA). Before that, he held the posts of Chief of the Space Applications Section and Chief, Committee Services and Research Section (now Committee Policy and Legal Affairs Section) also of OOSA. Dr. Camacho worked on the organization of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) and on the implementation of its recommendations. A highlight of the implementation of those recommendations was the establishment in December of 2005 of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG).

As Director of UNOOSA, he was instrumental in the establishment in 2005 of the International Committee on GNSS.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Camacho carried out research in the area of electromagnetic radiation transfer at the Institute of Geophysics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He received his Ph. D. in Aerospace Science from the University of Michigan, in the United States and his Bachelor's degree in physics from the UNAM.

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