24 October 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, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Patriota served was the Minister for External Relations since 2011, having been Deputy Foreign Minister from October 2009 to December 2010.

He was Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2009, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at the Foreign Ministry from 2005 to 2007, Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister in 2004 and Secretary for Diplomatic Planning in the Ministry in 2003.

Mr. Patriota served at his countryís Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Geneva between 1999 and 2003, having been Acting Deputy Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for two years.† He was also posted in Brazilís Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York between 1994 and 1999.

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Patriota was Deputy Diplomatic Adviser to then President Itamar Franco.† His overseas service includes diplomatic postings in Caracas, Venezuela, from 1988 to 1990; in Beijing, China, from 1987 to 1988); and to the Permanent Mission in Geneva between 1983 and 1987.

Mr. Patriota graduated from the Rio Branco Institute, Brazilís diplomatic academy, in 1979.

Born in Rio de Janeiro on 27 April 1954, he is married to Tania Cooper Patriota, currently the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Bogota, Colombia, and Caracas.† They have two children.

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