Press Releases

    25 January 2008

    New Permanent Representative of Brazil Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 25 January (UN Information Service) -- The New Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Julio Cezar Zelner Gonçalves, presented his credentials today to Francis Maertens, Acting Director-General, UNOV.

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Gonçalves was serving as Consul General in Lisbon, Portugal (since 2004).

    Mr. Gonçalves has served in many capacities in the course of his career, including as: Special Adviser to the Vice-President at the Presidency of Brazil (1999 - 2004), Ministry-Counsellor, Embassy of Brazil, The Hague (1994 - 99), Head of Division, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of External Relations (1992 - 94), Head, Cabinet of the Federal Administration, Ministry of External Relations (1991 - 92), Head, Division of Financial Policy, Ministry of External Relations (1990 - 91), Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Brazil, Geneva (1987 - 90), Counsellor, Embassy of Brazil, Mexico (1981 - 85) and Second then First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York (1977 - 1981).

    Mr. Gonçalves holds a degree in law studies from the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro.

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