Rubens Ricupero

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Rubens Ricúpero
Ambassador Rubens Ricúpero.jpg
Minister of Finance of Brazil
In office
April 5, 1994 [1] – September 3, 1994 [1]
Preceded by Fernando Henrique Cardoso [2]
Succeeded by Ciro Gomes [3]
5th Secretary-General of the UNCTAD
In office
September 1995 [4] – September 2004
Preceded by Carlos Fortin [5]
Succeeded by Carlos Fortin
Personal details
Born (1937-03-01) March 1, 1937 (age 77) [6]
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil [4]
Spouse(s) Marisa Parolari [4]
Alma mater University of São Paulo School of Law [6]
Profession Diplomat

Rubens Ricupero (born March 1, 1937) is a Brazilian academic, economist, bureaucrat and diplomat. He served as the fifth Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from September 1995 to September 2004.

Education[edit]

Ricupero earned a Bachelor in Law from the University of São Paulo in 1959. He also studied at the Rio Branco Institute, a branch of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations.[4]

Career[edit]

From 1979 to 1995, Ricupero taught courses in international relations at the University of Brasília; and in the same period, he also taught the history of Brazilian diplomatic relations at the Rio Branco Institute.[4]

Ricupero was Chairman of the Finance Committee at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development which was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.[7] He was the Brazilian Minister of the Environment and Amazonian Affairs, before becoming Minister of Finance in 1994.[4]

He is credited with providing continuity during the implementation of the Plano Real.[8] This plan encompassed anti-inflationary monetary reform, the introduction of the modern Brazilian real and other measures taken to stabilize the Brazilian economy.[9]

Diplomatic postings have included:

  • Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (1987–1991)[4]
  • Ambassador to the United States of America (1991–1993)[4]
  • Ambassador to Italy (1995)[4]
  • GATT, Chairman of Council of Representatives (1989, 1991)[7]

Selected works[edit]

Ricupero's published encompass 48 works in 58 publications in 4 languages and 400 library holdings.[10]

  • 2010 — Diário de bordo: A viagem presidencial de Tancredo
  • 2007 — A abertura dos portos
  • 2006 — A ONU no século XXI: perspectivas
  • 2004 — Beyond Conventional Wisdom in development policy: an Intellectual History of UNCTAD 1964-2004
  • 2001 — O Brasil e o dilema da globalização
  • 2000 — Rio Branco: o Brasil no mundo
  • 1998 — O ponto ótimo da crise. Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Revan. 10-ISBN 8571061513/13-ISBN 9788571061514; OCLC 254511468
  • 1995 — Visões do Brasil : ensaios sobre a história e a inserção internacional do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro;São Paulo : Ed. Record. 10-ISBN 8501043362/13-ISBN 9788501043368; OCLC 254090142
  • 1994 — A Nova inserção internacional do Brasil
  • 1994 — Estabilidade e crescimento: os desafios do real
  • 1993 — NAFTA and Brazil (with Sérgio Estanislav do Amaral, Robert Charles Kelso). Coral Gables, Florida: North-South Center, University of Miami. OCLC 29661557
  • 1992 — O Futuro do Brasil : a América Latina e o fim da guerra fria
  • 1991 — Brasil em mudança

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b O Estado de S. Paulo, November 9, 1994, p. A26
  2. ^ O Estado de S. Paulo. March 30, 1994, p. A4
  3. ^ O Estado de S. Paulo. September 4, 1994, p. A4
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i UNCTAD: biographical notes
  5. ^ UNCTAD list of former secretaries-general. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Ministry of Finance of Brazil Website (in Portuguese). Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Dornbusch, Rüdiger et al. (1995). Reform, Recovery, and Growth: Latin America and the Middle East., p. 172, at Google Books
  8. ^ D'Angelo, Marcello and Durval Guimarães e Marcos. "FH assinou o real fora do governo,"JB Online. 2 July 2008.
  9. ^ Ministério da Fazenda do Brazil. Exposição de Motivos da MP do Plano Real.
  10. ^ WorldCat Identities: Ricupero, Rubens

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