Name: Leila Ivonne Juez de Baki
Marital status: Married. Spouse: Sami Abd-El Baki
Place of residence: Quito
- 1993 Doctorate in Public Administration. School Government John F. Kennedy - Harvard University (Editor's note: This seems to be an error as her website lists a Masters degreee in public administration.)
- 1992 Master in Public Policy, School of Government John F. Kennedy - Harvard University
- 1982 Master of Art University La Sorbonne in Paris (Editor's note: The candidates website does not list the degree.)
- 1979 Architectural Studies at the University of Beirut
- 2007 President of the Andean Parliament
- Andean Parliamentary since 2006; Elected for a period of four years
- 2003-2005 Minister of Trade Industry, Fisheries and Competitiveness
- 2003-2004 President of the Commission of the Andean Community of Nations
- 1998-2002 Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States of America
- 1984-1990 Honorary Counsel of Ecuador in Lebanon
- 1992-1998 Honorary Counsel of Ecuador in Boston, MA
- 1998 Adviser to the President of Ecuador in the negotiations culminated in the signing of peace treaty with Peru
- 1995 Member of the Foundation "Without Borders"; Dedicated to help depressed areas of the province of Esmeraldas
- 1994-1996 Member of the Board of Directors of "Conflict Management Group ", a nonprofit organization dedicated to conflict resolution and the promotion of peace in many regions of the World, led by Professor Roger Fisher.
Decorations and Awards
- "It merits of Excellence l'Européene"
- Order of the Cedar of Lebanon
- National Order of Merit of Ecuador
- Decoration Resident Artist at Harvard University.
- Award 1992 "Art for Peace", Princeton University
- Honorato Vasquez Prize 1992, awarded by the Government of Ecuador.
- The 1998 Order of The House of Representatives United States of America.
- Designated 1999's "The five most powerful women Washington, "Embassy of Ecuador
- "Excellency in Leadership Award" of the Economic International Order of Merit of Lebanon
- The U.S. Women in Leadership Award
- The Global Citizen Award. Patel Foundation
- The Humanitarian Rose Award. Princess of Wales Foundation
- "Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World"
- "A Life of Art: Searching for Peace"
- Ivonne Baki's personal website
- Her Twitter account
- Her profile by Larry Luxner in Saudi Aramco World (2000)
- "A Woman's Touch for UNESCO" by Claude Salhani, Middle East Times (article on Ivonne Baki's qualifications for the position)
- "Candidate A-Baki Envisions UNESCO as 'Institution of Ideas"" Rolf Rosenkranz, Devex News (article on the candidate and her chances)
- "Art of the Possible," The Washington Times (article on Ivonne Baki and her campaign.
- "Ivonne Baki Recibe en Paris el Premio America", El Universo, August 25, 2009.
- Her article "Where Poverty and Culture Intersect: Embracing Local Traditions to Better Fight Poverty" in The Huffington Post.
- Her article "Women Building a Culture of Peace" in the Imagine Peace archives
- An online gallery exhibit of Ivonne Baki's paintings
Short Video (Spanish): Homenaje a la Dra. Ivonne Baki