13 September 2013
Press Release

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

Biographical Note

New Permanent Representative of Venezuela Presents Credentials


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

The new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Moncada was Ambassador to the United Kingdom since 2007.  From 2004 to 2007, he served as Minister of Higher Education, following his post as Director of the School of History of the Universidad Central de Venezuela’s Faculty of Humanities and Education, from 1999 to 2004.

Also during his long-time career in education, Mr. Moncada headed the Department of History Theory and Practice at the University’s School of History in 1998, having been head of the Faculty of History of America in since 1994.  He was professor of the PhD Programme in Political Sciences at the University in 1997, and, prior to that in 1996, Professor of the MBA Programme in History of America.

Mr. Moncada was also an Associate Member of St. Anthony’s College at the University of Oxford (1990), Professor at Venezuela’s Military Academy (1982-1984), and Head of the Faculty of Polemology there (1984 to 1987).

The new envoy received his doctorate degree in modern history from the University of Oxford in 1995, following which he attended the Summer Institute in the history of the United States, at Boston College, in 1996.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela on 13 June 1959, the Venezuelan envoy has two children.

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