20 January 2003

New Permanent Representative of Paraguay Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 20 January (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United Nations (Vienna), Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current assignment, he held the posts of Director General of Multilateral Policy (2000-2002), and Director General of Bilateral Policy at his country's Foreign Ministry (1999-2000).

During his carrer, Mr. Cabello Sarubbi held the posts of Under-Secretary of Foreign Relations for Political Affairs (1993-1995); Under-Secretary of Foreign Relations for General Affairs (1990-1993); Director General of the Foreign Ministry (1989-1990); Director General (1985-1989) and Vice-Director (1974-1977) of the Department of International Organizations, Treaties and International Acts.

Abroad, Mr. Cabello Sarubbi served as Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) from 1995 to 1999; and as Ambassador to Greece (1996-1999), concurrently. From 1977 to 1985, he was First Secretary and Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations in New York.

Mr. Cabello Sarubbi also served as Professor for International Private Law at the National University of Asunción (1975-1977); Professor for Social Science at the Superior Institute of Education (1975-1977); and Professor for Foreign Affairs and International Organization at the Consular and Diplomatic Academy (1985-1995) in Asunción.

Born on 12 June 1947 in Asuncion, Paraguay, Mr. Cabello Sarubbi received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Rome, a Master of Arts degree from Saint John's University, New York, and a degree in International Public Law from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. He published several books and a number of articles.

He is married with three children.

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