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Benites , Leopoldo Vinueza

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Categories: Diplomat

1905 – He was born on the 17th of October in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

         – He graduated from the University of Guayaquil with a diploma in Political and Social Science.

         – He received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Montevideo.

1965 – Benites Vinueza served as chairman of the Ecuadorian delegation to the II Preparatory Meeting for the Denuclearization of Latin America held in Mexico City.

1969 – He served as representative from Ecuador to the Preliminary Meeting for the creation of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America held in Mexico City.

1971 – He became the first official Secretary General.

         – In September, he resigned as Secretary General after being designated by the Government of Ecuador as a candidate for the chairmanship of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

1973-1974 – He became the President of United Nations General Assembly.

1995 – He died on the 12th of March.