João Clemente Baena Soares
Soares was born in Belém. He worked at the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations for 31 years before being elected to serve as Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1984 to 1994.
In Brazil, he has also served as Secretary General of Foreign Affairs of Brazil (that is, as Brazil's Vice-Chancellor).
On September 1, 2006, he was appointed to the United Nations Human Rights Council's High-Level Commission of Inquiry charged with probing allegations that Israel systematically targeted and killed Lebanese civilians during the 2006 Lebanon War.
- Sem medo da diplomácia (2006)
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