(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations, Elbio Oscar Rosselli Frieri, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. This is Mr. Rosselli’s second time serving as Permanent Representative in New York, having done so before from 2006 to 2008.
Prior to his current appointment, he was Uruguay’s Ambassador to Canada, a position held since October 2010. He also held several positions in Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from August to October 2010, Director-General for Political Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and Director-General of International Economic Affairs for Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and Integration from May to December 2008.
Before serving as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, he was Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of Mission to the European Communities from 2003 and 2006. From 2000 to 2003, he was the Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the Latin American Integration Association. From 1998 to 2003, he held the position of Director-General for MERCOSUR Affairs and National Coordinator for the Common Market Group.
Mr. Rosselli earned a Doctor of Diplomacy degree in 1970 from the School of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Uruguay in Montevideo. Also a Fulbright scholar, he received a Master of Arts in 1971 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts.
Born on 30 March 1946, Mr. Rosselli is married with three children.
* This supersedes Press Release BIO/3788 of 11 August 2006.