Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons – Eighth Biennial Meeting of States

Chair

H.E. Mr. ENRIQUE A. MANALO

H.E. Mr. ENRIQUE A. MANALO (born July 21, 1952) is a Filipino diplomat and presently the Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations.

He served as Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Acting Foreign Minister) of the Philippines from March 9 to May 17, 2017.

He was also Undersecretary for Policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2020 and from 2007 to 2010.

He has represented the Philippines and has served as chairman of various international meetings and conferences. While Acting Foreign Secretary, he chaired the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in April 2017. He also chaired various ASEAN Senior Officials Meetings, especially during the Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017.

Ambassador Manalo has also chaired meetings in a number of UN bodies, and has led the Philippine Delegation in a number of multilateral, regional and bilateral meetings.

Ambassador Manalo has previously served as Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2016; Non-Resident Philippine Ambassador to Ireland from 2013 to 2016; Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union from 2010 to 2011; and Philippine Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Philippine Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva from 2003 to 2007.

He is a recipient of three (3) Philippine Presidential Awards, the Gawad Mabini Award with the rank of Grand Cross (Dakilang Kamanong), the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Grand Cross (Datu) (Gold Distinction) and the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Grand Cross (Bayani).