Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations on August 23, 2007.
Prior to his appointment, Monteiro Lima was the Political and Diplomatic Adviser to the President, a post he held since August 2001, while serving concurrently as the Head of State’s Permanent Representative to the International Organization of La Francophonie and Chairman of the National Francophonie Committee.
From January 1999 to June 2001, he was stationed in Lome, Togo, as Director of the Communications, Compensation and Development Fund of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He was the Fund’s Secretary-General from June 1992 to December 1998.
Monteiro Lima was Secretary of State for External Affairs and Emigration from 1990 to 1991, and served as Director-General for Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs in the Ministry of External Affairs between 1988 and 1990. From 1985 to 1987 he was the Diplomatic Adviser to the Presidency.
A career diplomat, Monteiro Lima was non-resident Ambassador Plenipotentiary to Guinea-Bissau (1983-1990) and Algeria (1982-1990). From 1975 to 1981, he was Chief of the Africa, Asia and Oceania Department in the Directorate-General of Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs at the External Affairs Ministry.
Monteiro Lima was educated in France at the Université de Paris VIII and the Université de Tours. He was born in Dakar, Senegal, on January 5, 1948,is married, and has five children.
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