Welcome, everyone! Here’s the program for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, (#GIJC13), scheduled for October 12-15, 2013, in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. It’s the first time we’re holding the GIJC in the global south, and we’re combining it with two other key events in journalism: the annual Latin America Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN), and the International Congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s investigative journalism association. Panels and workshops will be available in languages as marked: English (Eng), Portuguese (Port), Spanish (Span). Plenary and showcase panels will be translated into all three. There will be streaming video available for all plenary and showcase panels and all those held in the RDC auditorium (C1). We look forward to seeing you in Rio!
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Lucien Muñoz

Director, Brazil Office

Born in 1955, Mr. Munoz holds a Maîtrise (1979), as well as a Diplôme de troisième cycle (1981) in International Economics from « Institut d’Etudes du Developpement Economique et Social » (IEDES) from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1). He also obtained a Diplôme d’Etudes Superieures Specialisées – DESS- in International Relations from Sorbonne University (Paris 1) 1983.

 Mr. Munoz began his career at the European Union as Junior Economic Counselour within the New York Delegation to the European Economic Commission, where he participated in debates in the 38th session of the UN General Assembly (1984 to 1985). He joined the UN System in May 1985, initially as Junior Professional Officer in New York  and Chad with the  United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) (1985 to 1986), and then as Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti (1986 to 1987).

From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Munoz was affiliated with UNDP and served in several of its Offices in the Latin American region. He began his career with UNDP as Programme Coordinator (P-3) at its Office in Brazil (1987 to 1992). Subsequently, he became Deputy Resident Representative (P-4) with UNDP Costa Rica (1992 to 1996), and then Deputy Resident Representative (P-5) of UNDP Argentina (1996 to 2000). In May 2000, Mr. Munoz became UN Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Paraguay at D-1 level, and was tasked with coordinating the work of nine UN Agencies present in the country, as well as interagency technical cooperation. He was responsible for the establishment of the first UN House in Latin American region (2000 to 2003). In March 2003, he returned to UNDP Brazil as Deputy Resident Representative (D-1), with responsibility for the overall operations of the UNDP Brazil Office and its 12 programmatic and operational services units (2003 to 2008).

In May 2008, Mr. Munoz was assigned as Country Director of UNOPS in Haiti. In this position he was charged with supervising the internal operations and support services of UNOPS projects in the reconstruction of the damages caused by the cyclones, which included strategic planning, work plan preparation, supervision of works and relations with Government and International Community, as well as the operational backstopping of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTHA).

Mr Muñoz joined UNESCO in 2009. From April 2009 to November 2011, Mr. Munoz was the Deputy Director for Programme and Intersectorality at the UNESCO Office in Brasilia. In this function, he supervised the UBO Sectoral Units and monitored the good implementation of the projects; he also managed the technical dialogue with the different national partners in Brazil and contributed to the mobilization of new programmes.

He has been the director of the UNESCO office in Brazil since December 2011.  



My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 15

11:00am PDT