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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Officers of the Human Rights Council’s Fifth Cycle (2010 - 2011)



H.E. Madam Bente Angell-Hansen (Norway), Vice President and Rapporteur


Prior to her appointment to Geneva as Norway’s Permanent Representative, Ms. Angell-Hansten was serving as Ambassador of Norway to Hungary since 2005. From 2000 to 2005, she was Director-General at the Department of International Affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway. From 1998 to 2000, she was Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where from 1995 to 1998 she was also Assistant Director-General at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ms. Angell-Hansen holds a Decree in Social Sciences from the University of Oslo. She was born on 15 December 1951.


H.E. Mr. Arcanjo Maria Do Nascimento (Angola), Vice President


Prior to his appointment to Geneva as Angola’s Permanent Representative, Mr. do Nascimento had been serving as Office Director for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola since 2001. From 2000 to 2001, he served as an advisor to the Minister for political affairs. He also served as the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Angola to United Nations Headquarters in New York, responsible for legal matters, policy and the media, from 1993 to 2000. He has a degree in law from "Universidade Agostinho Neto" in Luanda (1983 to 1988). Born on 18 June 1963, Mr. do Nascimento is married.


H.E. Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez (Cuba), Vice President


Prior to his appointment to Geneva as Cuba’s Permanent Representative, Mr. Reyes Rodriguez had been serving as Director for Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba since September 2005. He was Deputy Director for Multilateral Affairs from 2001 to September 2003, and from January 2004 to August 2005. Since 2005, he had concurrently carried out the functions of the Deputy National Coordinator for summits. A career diplomat, he served as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations in New York from 1996 to 1999. He has a degree in international political relations from the High Institute for International Relations Raul Roa Garcia of Havana. Mr. Reyes Rodriguez was born on 23 August 1964 in Havana.


H.E. Mr. Fedor Rosocha (Slovakia), Vice President


Prior to his appointment to Geneva as Slovakia’s Permanent Representative, Mr. Rosocha had been serving as Director of the Department of Economic Diplomacy at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2008. He was Chief Counsellor at the United Nations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 and between 2000 and 2004. He served as Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the United Nations Office at Geneva between 1996 and 2000 and as First Secretary between 2004 and 2008. Born on 3 May 1961, Mr. Rosocha received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, in 1985. He is married with two children.