Mateus Luemba

Mateus Luemba

Senior Adviser | Africa, Indigenous Issues, Women, Youth, Peace and Security

Mateus Luemba is a senior adviser in the Office of the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He covers issues on Africa, indigenous peoples, women, youth, peace and security. Additionally, he serves as liaison with the African Group.

In the 72nd Session of the General Assembly, he led on issues related to the disarmament and international security (First Committee) and the special political and decolonization committee (Fourth Committee), as well as indigenous peoples.

Previously, Mateus served as senior adviser on issues related to the Fourth Committee as well as indigenous peoples and as liaison with the countries of the G77 + China and the African Group in the Office of the President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.

He also served as senior adviser and team coordinator on issues relating to budget and management and was responsible for matters relating to the Fifth Committee in the Office of the President of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. In this role, Mateus interacted with Member States and relevant stakeholders on all matters arising from the Fifth Committee and with a special focus on the financing of peacekeeping operations and other funding arrangements to achieve and sustain peace. Mateus also supported the team’s work on Peacebuilding.

During the 69th Session of General Assembly, he served as adviser to the President on peacekeeping and the Fourth Committee.

From 1999 to 2007, Mateus worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, where he was part of the team in charge of the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lake Regions. He also served as an expert to the Permanent Joint Commission for Defense and Security between Angola-Zambia and between Angola-Namibia.

From 2007 to 2014, he was the First Secretary for economic, financial and sustainable development affairs at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations.