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Name: Gianelli, Carlos
Current Position: Previous Ambassador

Carlos Gianelli Derois began serving as Uruguay’s ambassador to the United States on July 11, 2005.  A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Gianelli received a Doctor in Law and Social Studies (1964-1975) at the Law and Social Studies School in Montevideo (Universidad de la República), and a Master in Social Studies, Specialization in Regional Development of the Bariloche Foundation (Rio Negro, Argentina). He also graduated from the Artigas Institute of the Foreign Service of Uruguay (IASE).

Gianelli joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976, as a third secretary. He worked at the Economic-Integration Department (March-December 1978), and became head of the International Economic Organizations Department (1986-1987).
From 1986-1987, he was deputy director of International Organizations Department, becoming counselor at the Uruguayan Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1987-1990. Gianelli served as the Uruguayan Alternate Representative to the United Nations from 1990-1991, and was vice president at the Second Commission of the General Assembly in 1990.
He was Ambassador of Uruguay to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, concurrent ambassador in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait (September 1991-April 1993), director of the Artigas Institute of the Foreign Service (IASE) (April 1993-August 1993), and Director General for Political Affairs (September 1993-September 1995).
In 1994, he was the Uruguayan representative to the “Grupo de Rio” during the same period and negotiator in the process of the Miami Summit before becoming ambassador to Mexico and concurrent ambassador to the Bahamas. From September 1995-July 2000, Gianelli was head of the Uruguayan Delegation within the Working Groups of the FTAA: Investments (Costa Rica); Intellectual Property and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (Mexico and Miami).
In August 2000, he became Director General of International Economic Affairs and Coordinator of the negotiations of the “Free Trade Agreement (FTA)” with Mexico. He was named ambassador to the the Netherlands in August 2003, and Permanent Representative to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In 2006, he was designated as one of the two Agents of Uruguay to the International Court of Justice in the case “Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay).”
Gianelli speaks Spanish, English, Italian and French.

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