1931 – Born in Belem do Pará has a broad educational background in politics and law.
He was General Secretary of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil when unanimously elected by the OAS’s General Assembly to become Secretary General.
1984-1994 – Became the 6th Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).
João Clemente Baena Soares is with Ms. Glaucia de Lima de Baena Soares and has three sons.
Received awards from countries worldwide for his contributions to International Relations.