By Abraham Jonah, Middle East Editor
MON, NOVEMBER 14 2016-Mauro Vieira has resumed office as The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, after presenting his credentials to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Vieira was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Brazil from January 2015. From 2010 to 2015, he was his country’s Ambassador to the United States, and from 2004 to 2010, Ambassador to Argentina.
Between 1978 and 1999, he held positions at Brazil’s embassies in Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Paris, and served at its Permanent Mission to the Latin American Integration Association in Montevideo from 1982 to 1985.
During his tenure at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, he was Coordinator for International Acts, Assistant to the Secretary-General, Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff for the Secretary-General and Chief of Staff for the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Vieira also served as Deputy Secretary-General for Science and Technology at the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Secretary of Administration at the Institute of Social Security at the Ministry of Social Security and Social Assistance.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Fluminense Federal University and is a graduate of the Rio Branco Institute, Brazil.