Luiz Alberto Figueiredo
|His Excellency, Chancellor
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado
|Minister of External Relations of Brazil|
August 28, 2013
|Preceded by||Antonio Patriota|
17 July 1955 |
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (born 1955) is a Brazilian diplomat and current Minister of External Relations, succeeding Antonio Patriota. Figueiredo took office as foreign minister on August 28, 2013.
First assigned to New York in 1986 until 1989, he continued his professional career at Brazil's diplomatic missions in Santiago, Chile, serving until 1992. He has also held diplomatic positions in Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 1999, Ottawa from 1999 to 2002 and Paris, as representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), from 2003 to 2005.
He served as Director-General in the Ministry's Department of Environment and Special Affairs, and previously headed its Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development Divisions, as well as its Division on Sea, Antarctic and Outer Space Affairs. He came Under-Secretary for Environment, Energy, Science and Technology in Brazil’s Foreign Ministry since 2011. Director-General in the Ministry’s Department of Environment and Special Affairs, and previously headed its Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development Divisions, as well as its Division on Sea, Antarctic and Outer Space Affairs. From June to August 2013 he was the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations.
- "Brazil's top diplomat resigns amid soaring tensions with Bolivia over asylum for politician". The Sydney Morning Herold. 2013-08-27.
- "Brazil foreign minister quits over Bolivia senator row". BBC News. 2013-08-27.
- Biographical Note United Nations, 25 June 2013
- Curriculum Vitae Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations
- Financial Times Global Conferences & Events, 24 April 2012
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