Francisco Figueiredo de Souza
Francisco Figueiredo de Souza is Master in Diplomacy by the Rio Branco Institute (Dissertation: State, civil society and social services during peace operations). He currently works as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in the Philippines. He worked at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva, where he was in charge of the International Labour Organization (ILO) desk (2012-2016), and at the Embassy of Brazil in Dili, Timor-Leste (2010-2012), as Secretary in charge of peacekeeping and international cooperation. In Brasilia, he was assigned to the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Division, being responsible for the IBSA Facility Fund for Poverty Alleviation (the IBSA Fund) from 2007 to 2010. He graduated in International Relations (PUC-SP) and Journalism (USP). Before joining the diplomatic service, he was sent as a civil society representative to the 20005 WTO Ministerial meeting in Hong Kong by the Consumers’ Defence Institute (IDEC). The views expressed in this article are offered by the author in an individual capacity.