20 April 2009

New Permanent Representative of Uruguay Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 20 April (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations (Vienna), Carlos Alejandro Barros Oreiro, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Antonio Maria Costa.

Mr. Barros Oreiro has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Director of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador to the Czech Republic; Ambassador to Italy; Non-Resident Ambassador to Malta, San Marino and Tunisia; Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), Rome, Italy; Governor, International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy; Permanent Delegate to the Italian-Latin American Institute (IILA); State Director of Protocol and Ceremonies; Ambassador to Cuba; Minister, Embassy in Argentina; Deputy General Director for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Minister-Counsellor and Director, Economic and Trade Department, Embassy in Brazil; Consul in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Chief, International and Economic Organisms Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland; and Consul in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Barros Oreiro holds a degree in International Relations from the University of the Republic, Uruguay. He speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Mr. Barros Oreiro is married and has three children.

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