16 September 2008
General Assembly
BIO/4026*
GA/SPD/394

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Biographical Note


JORGE ARGÜELLO OF ARGENTINA CHAIRMAN OF FOURTH COMMITTEE


Jorge Argüello, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, was elected Chairman of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) on 4 June.  (See Press Release GA/10714.)


Mr. Argüello was appointed as his country’s Permanent Representative in June 2007.  Prior to that, he was a National Congressman from 2003, during which time he served as President of the Foreign Relations Committee and President of the Parliamentary Observatory of the Malvinas Question.  He was also Vice-President of the Permanent Commission on International Peace and Security with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.


Previously, Mr. Argüello served two three-year terms as a Legislator of Buenos Aires, from 1997-2000 and 2000-2003, respectively, having become a member of the Constitutional Convention for the capital in 1996.  Between 1991 and 1995, he served in the National Congress, during which time he organized the first visits by British parliamentarians after the Malvinas conflict. 


Mr. Argüello represented Latin America in 1994-1995 at the Parliamentarians for Global Action, a network of more than 1,300 legislators from 117 parliaments engaged in a range of action-oriented initiatives to promote democracy, peace, justice and development throughout the world.


Mr. Argüello began his Government career in 1987 as a member of the City Council of Buenos Aires.  He has written numerous articles and books on political and citizen participation, and holds a master’s degree in public administration and policy from the Universidad de San Andrés.


He was born in Buenos Aires on 20 April 1956.


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*     This supersedes Press Release BIO/3882 of 18 June 2007.



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