Marcelo Costa

Adviser | Global Health, Human Rights issues, Third Committee

Marcelo Costa is an adviser on global health and human rights issues in the Office of the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

A Brazilian diplomat, he joined the foreign service of Brazil in 2008, where he held different positions, such as adviser at the Brazilian Cooperation Agency and at the Department of Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.

Before joining the Office of the President, Marcelo served at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations for two and a half years as a delegate to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee, covering sustainable development and social issues.

Prior to that, between 2013 and 2016, Marcelo was seconded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the City Hall of Sao Paulo where he served as Special Adviser of the Mayor. Previously, between 2011 and 2013, he was the Head of the International Department at the General-Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil.

Marcelo holds a medical degree from the Federal University of Paraiba State (2005) and graduated from Brazilian Diplomatic Academy, the Rio Branco Institute in 2010.

He speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.