Monday, June 5, 2023

Brazil’s first female ambassador to the US

The Senate on Wednesday (17) approved the name of diplomat María Luiza Ribeiro Viotti for the post of Brazil’s ambassador to the United States, the first woman nominated for the post. His nomination was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week after an interview. In the plenary session, the candidacy received 44 votes in favor, one against and one abstention.

Maria Luisa is 69 years old. He entered a diplomatic career in 1976 and graduated in economics in 1978 from the Unified Education Association of Brasilia. He also completed Diplomatic Improvement Course (1982) and Advanced Studies Course (1995). He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Brasilia (UNB).

Diplomat, was counselor at the Brazilian Embassy in Bolivia, among other positions; Ambassador-Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) from 2007 to 2013, and Ambassador of Brazil to Germany from 2013 to 2016. Between 2017 and 2022, he directed the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

Representation in the United Nations

For the permanent representation of Brazil at the United Nations (UN), the name of diplomat Sergio Franca Danis was approved, who will hold the office in New York, United States. There were 40 votes in favor of the appointment, 2 votes against and 1 no vote.

Denis entered the diplomatic career in 1981. A graduate in letters, he was head of Brazilian embassies in Algeria, Argentina, Peru, the Republic of Mauritius and the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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