Master of Science and Ph.D. at the Graduate Institute of Development and International Studies, University of Geneva, Dr. Tortora was a senior staff member of the United Nations Secretariat (UN Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva) from 1999 to 2014. From 1980 to 1999 she held senior positions at the Executive Board of the World Bank, Washington D.C., in Latin American regional economic organizations, and as trade negotiator and career diplomat of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Venezuela. Visiting Professor at several universities in Latin America. Senior consultant at the Swiss Economic Cooperation (SECO) and at the UN. Member of the Board at CUTS International Geneva. Vice-President of the Association of Former International Civil Servants, Greycells. Mentor at the Kofi Annan Foundation - Changemakers Programme and at the University of Geneva. Publications and research activities on international economic issues, including UN reports and documents.
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