Her Excellency Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, a career diplomat for over 30 years, has been the Philippines' Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France and Monaco and the Permanent Delegate of the Philippines to UNESCO since 23 April 2014.

Prior to France, Ambassador Lazaro occupied the following positions:


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Philippine Embassy, Berne, Switzerland, Dec 13, 2008 – March 31, 2011;
Consul General, Philippine Consulate General, Sydney, Australia, 2005-2008;
Deputy Consul General, Philippine Consulate General, New York, USA, 1999-2002;
Minister and Consul General, Philippine Embassy, Madrid, Spain, 1998-1999;
First Secretary and Consul, Philippine Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996 – 1998;
Second Secretary and Consul, Philippine Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand,
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Jul 1988 – Dec 1993


Assistant Secretary, Office of Asia and Pacific Affairs, Sept. 03, 2011 – 22 April 2014;
Executive Director, Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Secretary General, Philippine Claims and Compensations Secretariat, 2002 -2004;
Director, Southeast Asia Division, ASPAC, May 1994-Dec 1995;
Director, Office of ASEAN Affairs, Jan-Apr 1994;
Acting Director, Visa Division, Office of Consular Affairs, Jul – Dec 1987;
Acting Director, Administrative Services Division, OPAS, Oct 1986-Jun 1987;
Acting Director Consular Extension Office, San Fernando , La Union, Jul 1985 – Sept 1986;
Acting Director, Central American and Caribbean Division, Office of American Affairs, Jun 1985;
Assistant Director, Law Division, Office of Inspection, Intelligence and Legal Services, Oct 1984-May 1985