Eugenio V. Garcia

Senior Adviser and Team Leader | Peace and Security, Humanitarian and Legal Affairs

Eugenio Vargas Garcia is a senior adviser and the team leader on peace and security, humanitarian and legal affairs in the Office of the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

As a career diplomat, he previously served at the Brazilian Embassies in London, Mexico City, Asuncion, and at the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he was the deputy political coordinator of the Security Council team during Brazil’s last term as a non-permanent member (2010-2011).

He held different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasilia, including as adviser on Asia-Pacific affairs, diplomatic planning, adviser to the Foreign Minister (2005-2009) and to the Deputy Foreign Minister (2014-2015), and head of the United Nations Division (2015-2018).

Eugenio holds a PhD in History of International Relations from the University of Brasilia. Apart from being a professor at the Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian diplomatic academy, he was visiting research associate at the University of Oxford (1999-2000) and taught at the College of Latin American Studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico (2004-2005).

He has published seven books on foreign policy, history, and international affairs. His current areas of research include artificial intelligence, the impact of new technologies in the areas of peace and security, and the role of multilateral organizations in global governance.

Eugenio speaks Portuguese (native), English, Spanish, and French.