Press Releases

    3 May 2002


    VIENNA, 3 May (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations (Vienna), Roberto Pinto Ferreira Mameri Abdenur, presented his credentials on Friday to Steinar B. Bjornsson, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), and the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Abdenur was Ambassador to Germany. Between 1993 and 1995, he served as Secretary-General for External Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil. From 1989 to 1993 he served as Ambassador to China and from 1985 to 1988 as Ambassador to Ecuador. Between 1979 and 1984 Mr. Abdenur was Coordinator of Economic and Trade Matters at the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    Mr. Abdenur joined Brazil’s Foreign Service as Head of the Archives Section in the Division of Communications and Archives at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964. In 1966 he became Assistant to the Head of the Trade Policy Division, and in 1968 Acting Head of the Technical Section of Analysis and Planning. He also served at the Consulate General in London as Deputy Consul General and First Secretary at the Embassy in Washington, DC.

    Mr. Abdenur holds a degree in Social and Juridical Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro. He also studied at London School of Economics.

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