Senior Adviser | Second Committe, Economics, Financing for Development and Decent Work
Jonathan Viera is a senior adviser on issues related to economics and financing for development in the Office of the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Additionally, he serves as liaison with Latin American and Caribbean Group.
Before joining the Office of the President of the General Assembly, he served at the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York. During Ecuador Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China (2017), he chaired the macroeconomic processes of the Second Committee, as well as the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
During 2015 and 2016, Jonathan Viera represented Ecuador in the intergovernmental negotiation process of the New Urban Agenda towards the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III. While on secondment to the Ministry of Housing and Development od Ecuador, Jonathan Viera was Senior Adviser in International Relations of the Minister.
He was Representative of Ecuador in the Open-Working Group of the Sustainable Development Goals (2013-2014). He was Vice-President of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board (2014). Jonathan Viera coordinated the Group of G77 and China on Migration and Development, in support to the Bolivian Presidency.
Jonathan Viera is a career diplomat and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador (2006). He served in the Trade Office of Ecuador in New York (2010-2012).
His academic background includes a Master Degree on Diplomacy and International Relations from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, United States of America and an Economist Degree and a specialization in Finances from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.
He has taught Economics in the Universidad de las Américas in Quito and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Jonathan Viera has published articles in economics in magazines and newspapers in Ecuador and the United States.
Jonathan Viera speaks Spanish and English.