Dante Maria Caputo (Argentina), elected as President of the forty-third session of the General Assembly, has served as Minister of Foreign Relations and Worship of Argentina since 1983. He has at the same time served as Political Adviser to Raul Alfonsin, the President of Argentina.
Prior to his appointment as Foreign Minister, Mr. Caputo, from 1968 to 1972, taught political sociology and public administration at the Universidad del Salvador In Buenos Aires and the University of Buenos Aires.
From 1972 to 1978 he served as Director of the Contra for Social Investigations on States and Administration in Argentina, and has supervised several national and International research projects on the problems of democratization. He has also supervised several Argentine technical assistance projects in the field of administrative reform.
Since 1972, he has served as an Associate Researcher for the National Centre for Scientific Investigation of France and, on several occasion from 1968 to 1972, worked in an expert capacity for the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
Mr. Caputo received a doctorate in political sociology from the Institute of Higher Latin American Studies of the University of Paris and studied international relations at Tufts and Harvard Universities in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Caputo was born in Buenos Aires on 25 November 1943. He is married and has three children.