NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HONDURAS PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3148/Rev.1
13 March 1998

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HONDURAS PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

13 March 1998


Press Release
BIO/3148/Rev.1


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HONDURAS PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

19980313 Biographical Note Hugo R. Noe Pino, the new Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations, this afternoon presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Mr. Noe Pino he served concurrently as President of the Central Bank of Honduras, Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and alternate Governor of the Central Bank for Economic Integration since 1994. He has also been President of the Central American Monetary Council since 1990.

In addition, Mr. Noe Pino has held a number of academic posts. From 1989 to 1992, he was Director of Central American postgraduate studies in economics and development planning at the National Autonomous University of Honduras, where he had earlier taught economic theory for the Latin American Master's degree in social work, macroeconomics, development theory and economic policy.

Mr. Noe Pino's other teaching posts at the Autonomous University included full-time mathematics instructor (1976-1977) and professor in the general education programme (1977). He was a visiting professor at San Carlos University in Guatemala (1989) and also taught at the University of Texas at Austin in the Economics Department (1982-1984, 1986-1988.)

Throughout his academic career, Mr. Noe Pino contributed to several research projects on development topics, including programmes organized by such international institutions as the Action Committee for the Economic and Social Development of Central America and the Ford Foundation. He has also authored and edited numerous research publications and books on such matters as agricultural reform in Honduras, structural adjustment in Central America and the economic effects of the political democratization of Honduras.

He has received fellowships from such bodies as the German Academic Exchange Fund, the Organization of American States, the Latin American Social Sciences Council and the National Autonomous University of Honduras for doctorate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The latter university also awarded him the Hale fellowship in economics and the Tinker fellowship for field research in Latin American Studies.

Mr. Noe Pino holds a Bachelor of Art degree and a Masters degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. He received his doctorate degree in economics in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Mr. Noe Pino is married and has two children. * *** *

* Reissued for technical reasons.

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