César Antonio Núñez, MD, MPH,
Regional Director of UNAIDS´ Latin American and Caribbean Regional Support Team
Dr. César Antonio Núñez joined UNAIDS in 2007 and he is at present the Director of UNAIDS’ Latin American and Caribbean Regional Support Team.
Dr. Núñez has spent close to 30 years in public service, since he started working to improve the health and welfare of vulnerable communities in his native Honduras -where he managed the National AIDS Program at the Ministry of Health, before quickly moving to the international development arena. His passion for global health and development has made leaving no-one behind a priority of his professional work.
He has led UNAIDS work by providing strategic direction, mobilizing high-level leadership for the AIDS response and establishing better local and international collaboration with key partners and donors, including the United States’ PEPFAR initiative and the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with the aim of strengthening country responses to deliver the Fast-Track agenda to end the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals in the region.
As a senior member of the United Nations Development Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNDG LAC), he has contributed to interagency collaboration and to collective efforts in support of Sustainable Development Goals dialogues, and support to LA&C implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Dr. Núñez, trained as a physician and surgeon, and has a master’s degree in International Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.