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New Permanent Representative of Argentina Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
María Cristina Perceval, the new Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, today presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Until her latest appointment, Ms. Perceval served as Under-Secretary for Human Rights at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in Buenos Aires from 2010. In 2009, she was Under-Secretary for Institutional Reform and Strengthening of Democracy in the Argentine Presidency.
Elected Senator for the province of Mendoza in 2001, and re-elected in 2003, Ms. Perceval served in the Senate, the upper house of the Argentine National Congress, until 2009, during which time she presided over several committees, including the Committee on National Defence.
Before entering politics, Ms. Perceval was Professor of advanced epistemology at the National University of Cuyo from 1998 to 2001, having previously been Assistant Professor of the history of sciences, philosophy and metaphysics at the same institution between 1990 and 2001.
From 1988 to 1992, she was Project Director of Research on Epistemology, Gender Studies and Human Rights. She founded and was Director of the Institute of Social Management at the University of Aconcagua.
Ms. Perceval is married and has three children.
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