Ismael Moreno Pino
(1927-02-15)15 February 1927
15 August 2013(2013-08-15) (aged 86)
Guadalupe Mercedes Hemosillo de Moreno
María de Lourdes
Ismael Moreno Pino (February 15, 1927 – August 15, 2013) was a Mexican jurist, senior diplomat and author. During a distinguished career spanning forty years, he held several important diplomatic positions. In the Foreign Office, where he began his career in 1952, amongst other positions, he served as Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs (1964-1965), Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1960-1964), and Chief of Western Hemisphere Affairs (1952-1958).
A member of the Diplomatic Service since 1958, he was appointed to the rank of Ambassador in 1965, representing his country in Chile, West Germany, the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C., the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Venezuela, Peru, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dominican Republic. Prior to retiring in 1992, he served as Head of the Diplomatic Service.
During his career, he played an important role in the disarmament conference which culminated in the signing of the Treaty of Tlatelolco (1969) which prohibited nuclear weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, serving as a delegate in the OPANAL conferences and collaborating closely with Alfonso Garcia Robles, who in 1982 won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.
In 1982, President José Lopez Portillo named him an Eminent Ambassador (Embajador Eminente), a special honor reserved by law to only ten ambassadors who have made a distinguished contribution to Mexican Foreign Policy. He was also a Professor of International Organizations at the Mexico City College. The author of several treatises on International Relations and International Law, he is nowadays particularly remembered for his authorship of Diplomacy (1998) which has educated generations of diplomats in Latin America.
Born in Mérida, Yucatán in 1927 to financier Ramón Moreno Sánchez and Aida Pino Camára, he obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B.) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1950, with the thesis “El cuerpo consular mexicano al servici