Background Bachelor of Laws University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Jurisprudence University of the Philippines
Foreign Service Course Oxford University
Position Held 1962-1963 Legal Officer, Office of
Legal Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs
Legal Officer, Office of Administration, Department of Foreign Affairs
Chief, Treaties Division, Department of Foreign Affairs
Third Secretary then Second Secretary, Philippine Embassy, London
1973-1976 First Secretary then Career Minister, Philippine Mission
to the UN, New York
1977-1979 Executive Director, Office of United
Nations, And Other International Organizations
Coordinator and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Department
of Foreign Affairs
1986-1993 Philippine Ambassador to Brazil
1993-1997 Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs
Philippine Ambassador to Italy
1998-2003 Senior Undersecretary
of Foreign Affairs
Drafted and negotiated the Joint Statement on East Asia Cooperation
which established the ASEAN +3.
Drafted and negotiated the Joint Statement
on Cooperation for the 21st Century with China and Vietnam.
and negotiated the ASEAN Joint Declaration Against Terrorism in the 2000 ASEAN
Drafted and negotiated the Trilateral Agreement among Republic
of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia on the Exchange of Information and
Establishment of Communications Procedures to Combat Terrorism.
and Negotiated the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China
Initiated and established Foreign Ministry Consultations with Portugal,
Spain, France, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Pakistan, Egypt and Iran.
Head/Member of Philippine Delegation to:
Diplomatic Conference on World International Property Organization,
Diplomatic Conference on Representation of States in International
Diplomatic Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),
Caracas, Jamaica, New York, Nairobi and Geneva.
United Nations Conference
on Economic Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro.
on the Establishment of International Criminal Court, Rome.
Meetings of UN Organs and Specialized Agencies/Bodies:
UN General Assembly and Security Council, New York
International Civil Aviation Organization, Montreal
UN Commission on International Trade Law, New York and Vienna
Children Emergency Fund, New York
UN Development Programme, New York
Senior Official for RP and Head of Delegation in ASEAN, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF),
Asia and Europe Meeting (ASEM) and Forum East Asia Latin America (FEALAC) and
numerous UN, ASEAN, ARF, ASEM Meetings, workshops, seminars, etc.
Official in Joint Commission Meetings with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam,
China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India.
Senior Official in ASEAN-China,
ASEAN-Japan, ASEAN-US, ASEAN-Korea and ASEAN-India Meetings.
delegations in other meetings such as Non-aligned Movement, G-77, OIC and conference
on newly restored democracies.
Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu, 2003, Manila
Gawad Mabini Award, with rank of Dakilang Kamanong, 1999, Manila
nell Ordine "Al Merito Repubblica Italiana", 1998, Rome
Ordem de Gran
Cruz de Rio Branco, 1993, Brazil
Carlos Gomes Gold Medal, 1992, Sao Paolo
Outstanding Ambassador of the Year, 1991, Brasilia
Family Background Wife Norma Baja
Maria Elizabeth Baja Facundo
Son Lauro Baja III
Profiles of Ambassadors on the Security Council
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