Ambassador from the Brazilian Foreign Service (ret.).
Born on November 17, 1934.
Sergio Duarte earned a Bachelor`s degree in Public Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation (1956) and in Law at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (1958). In 1957, he graduated from the Brazilian Foreign Service Academy. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Sergio Duarte held the positions of Head of Personnel, General Secretary for Financial Control, Inspector General and Secretary General of the Foreign Service. He served as Second Secretary, First Secretary and Counsellor at the Brazilian Embassies in Rome, Buenos Aires, the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva and the Embassy in Washington, also served as Minister-Counsellor in the Office of the Brazilian Representative for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva. He was the Ambassador of Brazil to Nicaragua, Canada, China and Austria (concurrently at the Embassies in Bratislava, Zagreb and Ljubliana). Sergio Duarte served as Counsellor to Brazilian Delegations to the several Sessions of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York (1966–1986), Delegate to the Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament (1966–1968) and Alternate Representative of Brazil to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (1979–1985). He was the Representative of Brazil to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1999–2002), the President of the IAEA Board of Governors (1999–2000), the President of the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (2005) and the High Representative of the United Nations for Disarmament Affairs (2007–2012). Since 2017 Sergio Duarte has been the President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. He is the author of many articles published in specialized publications in Brazil, the United States and Europe on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, international relations in general.
PIR Center Advisory Board Member since 2022.
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