Ambassador Joćo Clemente Baena
Soares was who assumed as a General Secretary of the Organization of American States (OEA)
on Jun 20 of 1984. He is an experienced diplomat from Brazil and just a few days before he
took place in the Inter - American position for which he was elected by the OASs
General Assembly by unanimity in march, he was General Secretary of the Ministry of
External Relations of his country.
As OAS letter dispositions he was supposed to stay for a period of five
years, as sixth General Secretary with the possibility of being re elected for a similar
Joćo Clemente Baena Soares contributed to OAS with his valuable
experience of more than 31 years of diplomatic service in his country. He occupied very
important positions while he was serving to his country; all this positions were really
representative to the Brazilian External policies. He was born in Belem do Para on may 14
of 1931, Baena Soares has a deep and broad academic formation in the legal field.
The Brazilian diplomat is married with Ms. Glaucia de Lima de Baena
Soares and has three sons.
Ambassador Baena Soares has been awarded by the governments of all the
worldwide regions because of his contributions to International Relations field.