Ambassador Enio Cordeiro assumed the position of Consul General of Brazil in New York February 2018 after serving as the Brazilian Ambassador to Mexico for three years (2015-2018). Before that he was Undersecretary General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations and Brazil’s G20 Sherpa (2013-2015). He was also Ambassador to Argentina and Undersecretary General for Latin America of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations (2010-2013); National Coordinator for Mercosur, Unasul and Celac (2007-2010); Director General for South America (2004-2010); and Member of the Governing Council of Itaipu Binational (2006-2010). Previous assignments include Geneva, Lima, Libreville, Washington DC, Houston, the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York, and Vienna. Ambassador Cordeiro was Director for the Environment (1995-1997); Advisor in the Presidential Office (1990 -1991); Deputy Director for Environmental and Humanitarian Affairs (18989-1990); and Assistant in the Division of the United Nations (1976-1981). He wrote a dissertation on “Brazilian Policies for Indigenous Peoples and International Promotion of the Rights of Indigenous Populations,” and various essays on regional integration. Ambassador Cordeiro has a BA degree in Law from Federal University of Paraná and CEUB (Brasília). He entered the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1975.
Ambassador Cordeiro wrote a dissertation on “Brazilian Policies for Indigenous People and International Promotion of the Rights of Indigenous Populations,” and various essays on regional integration. He earned a BA in Law from the Federal University of Paraná and CEUB (Brasília), and has received decorations from the Governments of Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.