FORA.tv Speaker - Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti
Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti is the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations since 2007. Having served in the Brazilian Foreign Service since 1976, she was posted to the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in 1985. Upon returning to Brazil, she pursued work in multilateral affairs and served as Executive Coordinator in the cabinet of the Minister of External Relations. As a Counselor, she directed the economic sector of the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she also served as Deputy Press Secretary, Head of the Division of South America I (in charge of relations with Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile), Director-General of the Department of Human Rights and Social Affairs, and Director-General of the Department of International Organizations. She was responsible for the implementation of President Lula's "Action Against Hunger and Poverty" initiative.
01.18.12 | 01:36:00 min
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