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Alfredo LOPES CABRAL Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations, New York


 Degrees in chemical engineering, international relations and certificates in higher specialized studies from several institutions
1974 Beginning of diplomatic service
1974-1975 Adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1975-1979 Director of the Africa Division in the same ministry
1979-1983 First Counsellor and then Chargé d Affaires at the Guinea-Bissau Mission to the United Nations
1983-1986 Served as Ambassador to Algeria, Tunisia and the Middle East
1986-1990 Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations
1987-1996 Ambassador to Washington, D.C. and concurrently to Ottawa, Canada and Mexico
1996-1999 Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations
1996-1997 Represented Guinea-Bissau on the Security Council
1996 President of Security Council
1999-2001 Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Haiti, as head of the United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH) and later its successor, the International Civilian Support Mission in Haiti (MICAH)
2001 Director General in the Office of Strategic Studies and Policy Planning in Guinea-Bissau s Foreign Ministry
 During his extensive diplomatic service, Mr. Cabral has represented his country at many United Nations system, international, regional and subregional meetings, conferences and summits, including those of the General Assembly, the Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Organization of Islamic Conference, among others. Since 1982, he has been a regular participant in the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He also represented Guinea-Bissau in the Economic and Social Council and in the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Children's Fund governing boards.