Luiz Alberto Figueiredo
|His Excellency, Chancellor
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado
|Minister of External Relations of Brazil|
August 28, 2013
|Preceded by||Antonio Patriota|
|Born||17 July, 1955
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Rio de Janeiro, 17 July 1955) is a Brazilian diplomat and current Minister of External Relations, succeeding Antonio Patriota. Figueiredo took office as foreign minister on August 28, 2013.
Luiz Figueiredo holds a degree in law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1977 and graduated at the Rio Branco Institute (IRBr) in 1980. 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. (1996-1999), Ottawa (1999-2002) and Paris, as representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), from 2003 to 2005.
Luiz Figeiredo was 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 hold 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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