New Permanent Representative of Paraguay Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Marcelo Eliseo Scappini Ricciardi, the new Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Scappini Ricciardi had been serving as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay since September 2021. He served as Head of the Office of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs from July 2021 to September 2021. Prior to this, he was the General Director for Bilateral Policy from January 2021 to September 2021, and General Director for Human Rights from March 2017 to January 2021. Mr. Scappini Ricciardi served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United Nations in New York from May 2012 to March 2017.
Mr. Scappini Ricciardi was posted at the Paraguayan Embassy to Argentina from January 2010 to April 2012. From October 2004 to February 2008, he was Deputy Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the Latin American Association for Integration and the Common Market of the South. He served at the Embassy of Paraguay to Spain from September 1997 to September 2000, and at the Embassy of Paraguay to Colombia from November 1994 to September 1997. He has held multiple other posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay.
Mr. Scappini Ricciardi completed a Specialisation in International Cooperation for Development at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (1997). He has a master’s degree in economics from Santo Tomas University in Bogota, Columbia (1994) and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Catholic University of Asuncion in Paraguay (1990). He was born in Asuncion, Paraguay and is married with three children.
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