Rubens Ricupero

Brazil Diplomat Itamar Franco
Rubens Ricupero
Ambassador Rubens Ricúpero.jpg
Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
In office
September 15, 1995 – September 14, 2004
Secretary-GeneralBoutros Boutros-Ghali
Kofi Annan
Preceded byCarlos Fortin
Succeeded byCarlos Fortin
Minister of Finance
In office
April 5, 1994 – September 3, 1994
PresidentItamar Franco
Preceded byFernando Henrique Cardoso
Succeeded byCiro Gomes
Minister of the Environment
In office
September 16, 1993 – April 5, 1994
PresidentItamar Franco
Preceded byFernando Coutinho Jorge
Succeeded byHenrique Brandão Cavalcanti
Personal details
Born (1937-03-01) March 1, 1937 (age 83)[1]
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil[2]
Spouse(s)Marisa Parolari[2]
Alma materUniversity of São Paulo School of Law[1]
ProfessionDiplomat

Rubens Ricupero (born March 1, 1937) is a Brazilian academic, economist, bureaucrat and diplomat. He served as the fifth Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from September 1995 to September 2004.

Education

Ricupero earned a Bachelor in Law from the University of São Paulo in 1959. He also studied at the Rio Branco Institute, a branch of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations.[2]

Career

From 1979 to 1995, Ricupero taught courses in international relations at the University of Brasília; and in the same period, he also taught the history of Brazilian diplomatic relations at the Rio Branco Institute.[2]

Ricupero was Chairman of the Finance Committee at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development which was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.[3] He was the Brazilian Minister of the Environment and Amazonian Affairs, before becoming Minister of Finance in 1994.[2]

He is credited with providing continuity during the implementation of the Plano Real.[4] This plan encompassed anti-inflationary monetary reform, the introduction of the modern Brazilian real and other measures taken to stabilize the Brazilian economy.[5]

Diplomatic postings have included:

Selected works

Ricupero's published encompass 48 works in 58 publications in 4 languages and 400 library holdings.[6]

Honours

Notes

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Finance of Brazil Website (in Portuguese). Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h UNCTAD: biographical notes
  3. ^ a b Dornbusch, Rüdiger et al. (1995). Reform, Recovery, and Growth: Latin America and the Middle East., p. 172, at Google Books
  4. ^ D'Angelo, Marcello and Durval Guimarães e Marcos. "FH assinou o real fora do governo,"JB Online. 2 July 2008.
  5. ^ Ministério da Fazenda do Brazil. Exposição de Motivos da MP do Plano Real. Archived 2010-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ WorldCat Identities: Ricupero, Rubens