Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara
is Secretary General of the United Nations Regional Education Center of Science & Space Technology for Latin America & the Caribbean (CRECTEALC). His duties include the planning and organization of workshops, expert meetings, and training courses in applications of satellite navigation, remote sensing, satellite meteorology and satellite communications.
Camacho served as Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) from 2002 to 2007. He held several other positions since joining the office in 1983, including Chief of the Committee Services and Research Section, Secretary for the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), and Chief of the Space Applications Section.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Camacho was a researcher at the Instituto de Geofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). His other duties included being a professor at the Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, and establishing a remote sensing laboratory at the Instituto de Geofosica.
Camacho holds a bachelors degree in physics from UNAM, a Master of Science in Aerospace Science from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Science from the University of Michigan.