NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PORTUGAL PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Rui Macieira, the new Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Macieira had been serving as Portugal’s Ambassador to Denmark since April 2014. He served as Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Portugal from January 2012 to July 2014; Director General for European Affairs from February 2011 to January 2012; Deputy Director General for Foreign Policy from September 2008 to February 2011; and Deputy Director General for European Affairs from February 2006 to September 2008.
Mr. Macieira was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations in New York from July 2002 to January 2006. Other posts that he has held since joining the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in March 1984 include serving as Deputy Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister from December 1995 to September 1997; Deputy Head of Mission at the Portuguese Embassy in Rabat, Morocco from March to December 1995; and First Secretary at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris, France from December 1990 to March 1995.
Mr. Macieira was born in Lisbon on 17 August, 1960. He has a degree in economics from the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon (1982).
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