New Permanent Representative of Brazil Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Tovar da Silva Nunes, the new Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. da Silva Nunes had been serving as Brazil’s Ambassador to Russia and Uzbekistan since 2018. He was Brazil’s Ambassador to India and Bhutan from 2015 to 2018. He has also been posted in Geneva (1988), Quito (1991), London (1997), and Berlin (2006-2011).
Mr. da Silva Nunes was admitted to the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983 and joined the Brazilian Foreign Service upon completion of his training. Positions he has held during his career include being Chief of Staff at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil in 2013; Special Advisor and Spokesman at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2011; and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Minister of Development, Industry and Trade in 2001.
Mr. da Silva Nunes has a degree in law from the University of Sao Paulo (1982), and a master’s degree in international political economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. In addition to academic studies in the United States and in France, he passed the Course of Higher Studies at the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy (2004). He was born on 6 February 1959 in Birigui, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is married with two children.