Eugenio Vargas Garcia is Senior Adviser on Peace and Security at the Office of the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He leads on matters pertaining to the 4th Committee, Security Council, peacekeeping, cybersecurity, and as GRULAC liaison.
Previously, as a career diplomat, he 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 Deputy Political Coordinator of the Security Council Team during Brazil’s latest term as 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. Besides teaching regularly 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 seven books published on foreign policy, history, and international affairs. His current areas of research include artificial intelligence, the impact of new technologies in peace and security, and the role of multilateral organizations in global governance.
Eugenio speaks Portuguese (native), English, Spanish, and French.