Ambassador Ruiz Diaz of Paraguay to discuss the importance of poverty eradication within the post-2015 development agenda

May 6, 2014

At the end of May, the next edition of the GFDD Global Roundtables will host Ambassador Ruiz Diaz Bareiro, the Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the Organization of American States (OAS). Ambassador Ruiz Diaz, who has over 22 years’ experience as a career diplomat, will sit down with GFDD’s Executive Director, Ms. Natasha Despotovic, to provide some insight on the importance of poverty eradication within the post-2015 development agenda. Touching
upon the development challenges of the Americas and of her native country Paraguay, Ambassador Diaz will also comment on her expectations for the next OAS General Assembly which will take place in her country on June 3-5 2014.

About Ambassador Ruiz Diaz
Ambassador Ruiz Diaz began her longstanding and exceptional political career in 1992, when she became a member of the National Constituent Convention of Paraguay, which
approved and enacted the country’s 1992 political constitution. In 1998, she was appointed the Chief of Staff for the Vice-President of Paraguay, and transitioned to become the Assistant Minister of Communications for the President of Paraguay in 1999. Finally, in the year 2000 she was sworn in as the Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the OAS, a position she continues to occupy today.

The session will be structured as an interactive discussion between
Ambassador Ruiz Diaz and GFDD’s Executive Director, Ms. Natasha Despotovic that will be streamed on the Foundations’ websites.

About GFDD Global Roundtables
In close association with the United Nations, the Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN, GFDD organizes regular meetings with UN Ambassadors and other prominent figures in the international community in an effort to spread the news, knowledge
and understanding of other countries, global issues and work of different United Nations bodies to its audience in the Dominican Republic, the US and around the world.

The regular series, GFDD Global Roundtables is also a part of GFDD’s program to support the work of the United Nations and, as a non-governmental institution affiliated to it, contribute to the visibility and understanding of its work.

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