María Antonieta Alcalde is the director of advocacy of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) and director of the IPPF UN Liaison Office.

Alcalde has worked at IPPF/WHR since 2005. She was previously advocacy officer from 2005 to 2008 and deputy director of public affairs from 2009 to 2012. Alcalde was named director of advocacy in 2012.

In addition, Alcalde has co-founded several organizations, including the Latin American Youth Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and the Youth Coalition. She has also served as general coordinator of Balance, Promotion for Development and Youth in Mexico City

Alcalde is a member of the High-Level Task Force for ICPD and has served on the boards of directors of the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), Fundación Mexicana para el planeamiento de la Familia (Mexfam), the Youth Coalition Steering Committee, and as the North America NGO representative of the Join United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Programme Coordinating Board (UNAIDS PCB).

Last Updated: August 1, 2017