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Diego Arria

Diego Arria

Diego Arria is a Venezuelan politician, diplomat, and former Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1991–1993) and President of the Security Council (March 1992). He was Governor of the Federal District of Caracas in the mid-1970s and has since been a Diplomatic Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Arria is a critic of former President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and denounced him at the International Criminal Court at the Hague for crimes against humanity.


  • UN Human Rights Council (49th Session)

    March 18, 2022
  • UN Human Rights Council (46th Session)

    March 10, 2021
  • UN Human Rights Council (44th Session)

    July 15, 2020
  • 12th Geneva Summit

    February 17, 2020
  • 11th Geneva Summit

    March 25, 2019
  • 2017 UN Side Event

    September 11, 2017
  • 2015 UN Side Event

    October 27, 2015
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