Roberto Mukaro Borrero

Roberto Múkaro Borrero has a distinguished and diverse background in program and policy development, and human rights advocacy, including a specialization on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. He retains over 20 years of experience engaging the United Nations system in thematic areas such as Sustainable Development; Climate Change; the Information Society; and the Organization of American States; among others.

He directly participated in the stakeholder negotiation processes for the UN and OAS Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, where he served as co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group.

In 2018, Borrero served as a co-moderator for the first historic activity of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform under the UNFCCC. Professionally, he has served on the staff of the International Indian Treaty Council and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as an independent contracting consultant for UNESCO, PBS, and other notable institutions.

A published writer, an accomplished artist, and musician, Borrero is a member of the Taíno Tribal Nation, an Indigenous Peoples whose traditional homelands extend through the Greater Antilles to the Southern tip of Florida in the U.S. In 2012, he was traditionally sanctioned a kasike (chief) of the Guainía Taíno tribal community.  He has an educational background in communications and cultural studies. In 2013, Borrero was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree, Philosophy in Humanities, from Kayiwa International University, Kampala, Uganda.