Curriculum Vitae

 Ambassador Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg

Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations

 

Education

·        Bachelor of Law, University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (1963).

·        Graduate of the Rio Branco Institute (the Brazilian Foreign Service Academy), Brasilia (1964);

 

Teaching Experience

·        Member of the Board of Examiners for the Advanced Studies Programme (Curso de Altos Estudos - CAE) at the Rio Branco Institute (1984 and 1996);

·        "International Relations Theory and International Organisations" (graduate school programme), University of Brasilia (1977–1978);

·        "International Relations and Diplomacy", Rio Branco Institute (1976–1977).

 

Principal Governmental Positions Held in Brazil

      Minister of Science and Technology  (1999-2002)

·        Minister for Special Projects (1999), in charge of nuclear and space policies; issues involving the Amazon Surveillance System (SIVAM) and the Amazon Protection System (SIPAM); research on communications security; strategic studies; preparation of long-term national foresight (Projeto Brasil 2020); the Northern Amazon Basin Programme (Calha Norte); the Financial Assistance Program (PAF) for Municipalities within 150 kilometres of the border; and Ecological and Economic Zoning;

·        Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic (Ministerial-level rank) (1995 – 1998);

·        Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Wood Production (1997);

·        Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Bi-oceanic Transport Corridors (1996);

·        Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Lands Owned by the Federal Government in the state of Pará (1996);

·        Special Secretary for International Bilateral Political and Economic Affairs, Office of the Minister, Ministry of External Relations (1978–1984);

·        Head of the Political Planning Team, Ministry of External Relations (1979‑1984);

·        Political Planning Co-ordinator, Office of the Secretary General and Member of the Political Planning Team, Ministry of External Relations (1976–1978)

·        Advisor, Office of the Secretary-General, Ministry of External Relations (1974‑1976);

·        Assistant, Commodities Division, Ministry of External Relations (1965–1967);

·        Assistant, Economic and Technical Co-operation Division, Ministry of External Relations (1964–1965).

 

Overseas Assignments

 

·        Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations (2003-);

·        Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations (1990–1994);

·        Representative of Brazil at the U.N. Security Council (1993-1994); President of the U.N. Security Council (October 1993);

·        Ambassador to Spain (1989–1990);

·        Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1985–1989);

·        Chargé d’Affaires in Moscow (1982);

·        Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations (1970–1973);

·        Second Secretary, Brazilian Embassy in Washington (1967–1970).

 

Other Assignments

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the XXXI UNESCO General Conference and UNESCO Round-Table of Ministers of Science on “Bioethics: International Implications” (Paris, 2001);

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the Meeting of the Iberoamerican Ministers for the Information Society (Madrid, 2001);

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the V (Bonn, 1999), VI (The Hague, 2000, and Bonn, 2001) and VII (Marrakech, 2001) Conferences of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (The Hague, 1997);

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the 4th Ministerial Meeting of the South Atlantic Zone of Peace and Co-operation (Somerset West,1996);

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the Sessions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (New York, 1990 –1994);

·        Brazilian Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992);

·        Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the 4th Session of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (New York, 1992);

·        Member of the Brazilian Delegation or Delegate to eleven sessions of the United Nations General-Assembly (New York, 1970-74, 1976 and 1990‑94);

·        Member of the Brazilian Delegation to the Meeting on International Co-operation and Development (Cancun, 1981);

·        Member of the Working Group on Remote Earth Sensing by Satellite and the Data Dissemination Task Force of the Special Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (New York, 1974);

·        Member of the Brazilian Delegation to the 14th, 15th and 16th Sessions of the Special Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (New York, 1970, 1972, and 1973);

·        Member of the Legal Subcommittee at the 10th Session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the 4th Session of the Working Group on Direct Satellite Transmissions of the Special Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (New York, 1973);

·        Alternate Brazilian Member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of the Deep Ocean Floor and Seabed, Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction (New York, 1972, 1973);

·        Brazilian Delegate for the Working Group on Remote Earth Sensing by Satellite (New York, 1973);

·        Member of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Working Group on Remote Earth Sensing by Satellite of the Special Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (New York, 1972);

·        Alternate Brazilian Delegate to the 8th Session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Special Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (New York, 1971);

·        Member of the Brazilian Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference for the Negotiation of the Patent Co-operation Treaty (Washington, 1970).

  

LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

·        “Preparing Brazil for the 21st Century”, lecture at the Third Annual Globo-Oxford Conference, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2001;

·        “Intellectual Property and Development: an Instrument for Wealth Creation”, lecture at a panel of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, III United Nations Conference on Less-Developed Countries, Brussels, Belgium, 2001;

·        “The National Policy for Science and Technology”, lecture at the Committee on Science, Technology, Communications and Informatics of the Brazilian House of Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados), Brasilia, Brazil, 2001;

·        “Brazil 2020”, Seminar at the Brazilian Week 2000, Paris, France, 2000;

·        “Brazil 2020: Strategic Visions for a Desirable Scenario”; Brazil 2020 National Seminar, Brasilia, Brazil, 1998;

·        “Overcoming the Inequalities caused by Slavery”, symposium at the Palmares Cultural Foundation, Brasilia, Brazil, 1998;

·        “Brazilian Strategic Panorama”, lecture at the IV National Meeting on Strategic Studies, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, 1998;

·        “Looking Sideways: the Specifics of South-South Co-operation – Setting a Security Agenda for the South”, lecture at the South-African Institute of International Affairs, Pretoria, South-Africa, 1997;

·        “Globalisation and major trends on the nuclear sector”, Symposium on Globalisation of Nuclear Activities: Strategies for the next years, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997;

·        “Brazil on its way to the 21st century”, lecture at the opening of the III National Meeting on Strategic Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996;

·        “Spatial Activities in the Brazilian Strategic Planning”, lecture at the Council of the Brazilian Space Agency, Brasilia, Brazil, 1996;

·        “The Strategic Insertion of Brazil”, lecture at the II National Meeting of Strategic Studies, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995;

·        “Brazil at the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council”, in Themes on Brazilian Foreign Policy II, vol. I, Ed. Paz e Terra, Brazil, 1994;

·        “The Political Transition in Brazil”, lecture at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, Spain, 1990;

·        “The Foreign Policy of Brazil”, lecture at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, USA, 1984;

·        “East-West Relations and the Third World”, Atlantic Conference, USA, 1982;

·        “Notes on the North-South Relations and the Brandt Report”; April-June 1981 (in collaboration with Roberto Abdenur);

·        “Introduction to the Study of International Relations Theory” (Introdução ao Estudo da Teoria das Relações Internacionais), published by the University of Brasilia, 1977.

 

Diplomatic Service Promotions

Ambassador -1983

Minister Counsellor -1978

Counsellor - 1975

Brazilian career diplomat since January 20, 1964

 

Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg was born in Itú, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, on the 8th of October, 1940, and is the son of Irto Sardenberg and Ruth S. da Mota Sardenberg.