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diplomat , Lawyer

Gonzalo J. Facio, American lawyer, specializing in the field of International Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Trial and Appellate Practice, Probate, Civil and Commercial Law. Member of Facio & Canas.


Facio, Gonzalo J. was born on March 28, 1918 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Son of Gonzalo D. and Maria Teresa (Segreda) Facio.


University of Costa Rica (Licenciado en Derecho, 1941). New York University (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, 1948. Doctor of Laws, 1963).

Spoken languages: Spanish and English.


Founding member, Facio & Cañas, 1941;professor philosophy of law, University Costa Rica, San Jose, 1944-1947;professor administrative law, University Costa Rica, San Jose, 1947-1951, 59-62;professor economics and social organizations, U. Costa Rica, San Jose, 1959-1961;ambassador, representative to Organization of American States, Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1956-1958, 62;ambassador to United States of America, Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1962-1966;minister foreign affairs, Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1970-1978;president, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, 1983-1987;senior consultant of law, Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), 1988-1989. 1st president Organization of American States, 1971. Pres Organization of American States Permanent Council, 1964-1965.

Head delegate to 12 United Nations General Assemblies. President United Nations Security Council, 1974, 75. Member administration tribunal Inter-American Development Bank, Washington.


Founder Partido de Liberación Nacional, 1948, member executive committee, 1948-1956, chair planning board, 1959-1962.


Married Ana Franco, 1953. 6 children.

Gonzalo D. Facio

Maria Teresa (Segreda) Facio

Ana Franco