25 June 2013
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note

New Permanent Representative of Brazil Presents Credentials


(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Until his latest appointment, Mr. Figueiredo Machado was the Under-Secretary for Environment, Energy, Science and Technology in Brazilís Ministry of External Relations since 2011.† Before that, he served as Director-General in the Ministryís Department of Environment and Special Affairs, and previously headed its Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development Divisions, as well as its Division on Sea, Antarctic and Outer Space Affairs.

First assigned to New York in 1986, Mr. Figueiredo Machado remained there until 1989, when he was posted to Santiago, Chile, serving until 1992.† He has also held diplomatic positions in Washington, D.C. (1996-1999), Ottawa (1999-2002) and Paris, as Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), from 2003 to 2005.

Born in July 1955, Mr. Figueiredo Machado holds a law degree from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.† He is married and has two children.

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