United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz of Brazil to lead a high‑level review of peacekeeping fatalities and injuries due to violent acts. The review will submit short- and long‑term recommendations to the Secretary‑General on measures to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.
Currently National Secretary for Public Security, Lieutenant General dos Santos Cruz brings to the review more than 40 years of national and international public security and military experience, including command and staff experience.
He previously served as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from 2013 to 2015. Before that he was Special Adviser to the Minister for the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs within the Presidency of Brazil (2013), Deputy Commander for Land Operations of the Brazilian Army (2011‑2013) and Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from 2007 until 2009.
Lieutenant General dos Santos Cruz holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Catholic University of Campinas, and he is a graduate of the Brazilian Military Academy of Agulhas Negras in Resende, Brazil.
Born in Brazil in 1952, he is married and has three children.
* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1407-AFR/26233-BIO/4474 of 17 May 2013.