16 July 2009

New Permanent Representative of Peru Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 16 July (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations (Vienna), Antonio García Revilla, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Antonio Maria Costa.

Mr. García Revilla has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Representative of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commission for Refugee Matters (2008), Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Commission against the Manufacture and Illicit Trafficking of Arms, Munitions and Other Explosives (since 2007), Undersecretary of Multilateral Affairs (since 2005), National Coordinator, Rio Group and Iberoamerican and the Americas Summits (since 2005), Minister, Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C., United States (2000-05), Permanent Ad-Hoc Representative, Refugees Commission (1999), Director, Social and Humanitarian Affairs, Undersecretariat of Multilateral Affairs (1998-99), Head, Department of United Nations and Organization of American States (1997), Head, Coordination Department for the Amazonic Cooperation Treaty (1996), Counsellor, Permanent Mission to the international organizations based in Geneva (1992-96), Head of Coordination, Undersecretariat of Multilateral Policy (1991), Head of Coordination, Undersecretariat of Economic Matters, Cooperation and Integration (1990), Head, Department of Non-Alignment, Decolonization and Apartheid Matters, Directorate of United Nations, Undersecretariat of Multilateral Affairs (1988), Second Secretary, Embassy to Nicaragua (1986-88), and Third Secretary, Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York) (1982-86).

Mr. García Revilla holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru, and a degree in International Relations from the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy.

Mr. García Revilla speaks French, English and German.

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