THE FIVE SINGING AMBASSADORS BIOS
His Excellency Guillermo E. Rishchynski Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
Ambassador Guillermo E. Rishchynski was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in August 2011. Guillermo E. Rishchynski (BA, McGill University, 1975) was regional marketing manager, Latin America, for Interimco International before joining the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1983 as an assistant trade commissioner. He has served abroad in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Amman, Melbourne, Jakarta, Chicago and, from 1999 to 2002, as ambassador to Colombia, in Bogotá. In Ottawa, he has served the department as deputy director, Latin America and Caribbean Trade Division, and director, Team Canada Task Force. He joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 2003, serving as vice-president of the Americas Branch until his appointment as ambassador to Brazil in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed ambassador to Mexico.
His Excellency Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the United Nations
Ambassador Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, prior to taking office as Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the UN, was the Political and Diplomatic Adviser to the President, and concurrently, Head of State’s Permanent Representative to the International Organization of La Francophonie and Chairman of the National Francophonie Committee. He also served as Director of the Communications, Compensation and Development Fund of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Lomé, Togo, as well as, the Fund’s Secretary-General. He was also Secretary of State for External Affairs and Emigration; Director-General for Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs in the Ministry of External Affairs; Diplomatic Adviser to the Presidency; non-resident Ambassador Plenipotentiary to Guinea-Bissau and Algeria; and Chief of the Africa, Asia and Oceania Department in the Directorate-General of Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs at the External Affairs Ministry.
His Excellency Eduardo Ulibarri Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations
Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri was appointed Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in 2010. He has authored several books on journalism and current events served as director of La Nación newspaper from 1982 until 2003 and has been a professor of journalism at the University of Costa Rica’s School of Collective Communication Sciences Since 1976, he was president of the Inter American Press Association’s Press Freedom Committee, and was the main drafter of the “Chapultepec Declaration”. In 2005, he helped establish the Costa Rica Instituto de Prensa y Libertad de Expresión, and was its first president. He has worked as a political analyst and is an international advisor in governance, freedom of expression and journalistic integrity.
Her Excellency Marlene Moses Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations
Her Excellency Ambassador Marlene Moses is the Nauruan Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and has been since her appointment in 2005. Ms. Moses was Nauru’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, beginning in November 2003. During that time, she also served as Acting Chief Secretary, and Public Service Commissioner and Secretary to the Cabinet. Earlier, from 2000 to 2003, she was Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services. She also served as Permanent Secretary for Internal Affairs. Having joined the foreign service of her country in 1983 as a Foreign Affairs Officer, Ms. Moses served as Consul in Tokyo, Japan, as Consul-General in Auckland, New Zealand, and as Assistant Director in the Department of Foreign Affairs. She was also chairperson of the Lands Negotiation Committee, coordinator of the Economic Strategy Committee, and a member of the Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation – Land Use Planning Committee.
Her Excellency Simona-Mirela Miculescu Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations
Ambassador Simona-Mirela Miculescu has been holding her current position since 2008. During her 22 years of diplomatic career, she served as Spokesperson for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senior Media Advisor to the Minister, Director of the Press Department, Press Secretary of the Romanian Embassy in Washington D.C., Senior Public Information Officer at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Romania, and as Senior Adviser for Public Outreach to the Government of Iraq.
She is the first woman in the history of Romania to be granted the diplomatic rank of ambassador.