Norman Lizano Ortiz is a career diplomat with seventeen years of experience. Currently he is Ambassador and senior advisor on International Humanitarian Law, Disarmament and Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Costa Rica. He started his diplomatic career as human rights desk officer in 2001. From 2004 to 2009 he was Counsellor and Consul of Costa Rica in The Hague. From 2010 to 2016 he was Minister Counsellor in the Costa Rican Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Last year Mr. Lizano Ortiz was the main advisor to the President of the Conference that negotiated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. He is a lawyer by training with a Master in International Human Rights Law and a second Master in International Political Economy and Development.