Mrs. Maria Teresa Mesquita Pessoa, Member(Ex-Officio)

Ms. Maria Teresa Mesquita Pess˘a is member ex-officio of the Bureau for the Preparatory Process of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, as representative of the Conference's host country Brazil.

Ms. Maria Teresa Mesquita Pess˘a is Minister Plenipotentiary in the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations.

Prior to this, Ms. Mesquita Pess˘a headed the Division of Oceans, Antarctic and Space at the Brazilian Chancery (2004-2007). She was also Brazil?s Commissioner at the International Whaling Commissioner (2004-2007); Principal Representative of Brazil at the "Group on Earth Observation"(GEO-2004-2007); Brazil's Representative at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCATT-2004-2007) and was a Member of the Council of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB-2004-2007)

She graduated from the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy (Institute Rio Branco) in 1980 and served in C˘te d'Ivoire, Spain, Indonesia, the USA, Canada and India. She graduated in Journalism and Publishing from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1972 and holdsá Masters Degree from Institute Rio Branco, where she presented thesis on "Brazil-Ukraine Cooperation on the Peaceful Uses of Outer space: The bi-national 'Company AlcÔntara Cyclone Space' "

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