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Rio + 20 – The Future of our Environment

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

Speakers

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, New York
Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, London
European Commissioner for Development, Brussels
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Chair

B.A. Anne ANDERSON

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, New York

1972 Bachelor of Arts, University College Dublin; Third Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin
1976-1980 First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva
1980-1983 Political Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin
1983-1987 First Secretary, Embassy of Ireland, Washington
1987-1991 Counsellor, Anglo-Irish Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin
1991-1995 Assistant Secretary General, Administration Division, Dublin
1995-2001 Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva
2001-2005 Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union, Brussels
2005-2009 Ambassador of Ireland to France, Paris (concurrently to Monaco)
since 2009 Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, New York

BSc Felix DODDS

Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, London

1981-1982 Teacher, Khartoum, Sudan
1982-1988 Teacher, Harlington Comprehensive School, London
1988-1992 Regional Officer, United Nations Association UK
1991-1992 Campaign Director, United Nations Association UK
1992-1999 Co-ordinator and Originator, UNED-UK , United Nations Environment and Development UK Committee
1992-2012 Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future,

Andris PIEBALGS

European Commissioner for Development, Brussels

1980 Graduated in Physics, University of Latvia
1980-1988 Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School No1, Valmiera
1988-1990 Desk officer, Head of Department, Ministry of Education of Latvia
1990-1993 Minister of Education of Latvia
1993-1994 Member of Parliament of Latvia, Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee
1994-1995 Minister of Finance of Latvia
1995-1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Republic of Estonia
1998-2003 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, European Union
2003-2004 Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, responsible for Latvia's relations with the European Union
2004 Head of Cabinet of the Member of European Commission, Kalniete
2004-2010 Member of European Commission, Commissioner for Energy
since 2010 Commissioner for Development

Maria Luiza RIBEIRO VIOTTI

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York

 A graduate in Economics, Ambassador Ribeiro Viotti entered the Brazilian diplomatic service in 1976, after studying at the Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian diplomatic academy.
 
 While in Brasilia, she worked in trade promotion, multilateral affairs and relations with South American countries. She was also Director-General for Human Rights and Director-General for International Organizations at the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil.
 
 She was posted twice to the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, before becoming the first woman to occupy the position of Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN. She also served at the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, where she was the head of the economic sector. She wrote a thesis on "Natural Gas in the relations between Brazil and Bolivia", which she presented at the Course of High Level Studies at the Rio Branco Institute.

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

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