Antonio de Aguiar Patriota

former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil; Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations

Antonio de Aguiar Patriota is a permanent representative of Brazil to the United Nations. Prior to his current role, Ambassador de Aguiar Patriota served as Minister of external relations in Brazil from 2011 to 2013, deputy foreign minister from 2009 to 2010, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States from 2007 to 2009, undersecretary general for political affairs at the Foreign Ministry from 2005 to 2007, and chief of staff to the foreign Minister in 2004, to name a few of his prior positions. Overseas, Ambassador de Aguiar Patriota served at Brazil’s Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Geneva, having acted for two years as deputy permanent representative to the World Trade Organization. Additionally, he served at Brazil’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he was a member of the Brazilian delegation to the UN Security Council. He also worked at the Embassies of Brazil in Caracas as well as Beijing, and at Brazil’s Permanent Mission in Geneva. Before that, he was deputy diplomatic advisor to then President Itamar Franco. Ambassador de Aguiar Patriota graduated from the Rio Branco Institute at the Brazil’s Diplomatic Academy.