27 July 2004
New Permanent Representative of Brazil Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 27 July (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Celso Marcos Vieira de Souza, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of UNOV.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Vieira de Souza served as Ambassador to Egypt and as Ambassador to Sudan. Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant Director of the Export Promotion Agency (1998-1999), from 1993 to 1998 as Head of the Trade Promotion Department; and as Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning (1991-1993). He also served in the capacity of Director of the Industry and Trade Department, Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Planning in 1992 and as Head of the Economic Advisory of the Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic (1990-91). He has also worked as Minister-Counsellor at the Brazilian embassy in Washington between 1987 and 1991.
In the course of his career, Mr. Vieira de Souza has also held several posts within the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs including: Minister, First Class in 1995, Minister, Second Class in 1984 and Counsellor in 1980.
Mr. Vieira de Souza studied at the Diplomatic Academy of Rio de Janeiro, earned a degree in Social Sciences at the University of Rio de Janeiro and a Masters degree in International Public Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, United States.
Mr. Vieira de Souza is married and has three children.
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