Mr. Victor G. Garcia III

Curriculum Vitae of His Excellency Mr. Victor G. Garcia III, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Philippines and Chairman of the G-77 - Vienna Chapter 2002

Name: Mr. Victor G. Garcia III
Place of Birth: Manila
Nationality: Filipino
Marital Status: married to Connie Guanzon
2 children: Hendrik (25) and Roxanne (20)
Present Assignment: Philippine Ambassador to Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and Resident & Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna

Educational Background
Manila, De La Salle University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Madrid, Universidad Central Postgraduate Studies in Political Science
London, University College Diploma in International Affairs
Manila, Ateneo De Manila University College of Law Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Manila, Joint UP/La Salle Universities Units in Masters Program in Business Management
Government Examinations Passed
1974 Philippine Career Foreign Service Officer Entrance Examinations
1977 Philippine Bar Examinations
1978 Took oath as lawyer
Assignments/Positions held
November 1996 - June 1999 Chief of Protocol
15 March 1999 Appointed as Chief of Mission I and Ambassador
September - October 1998 Senior Special Assistant to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs
July 1993 - 1996 Consul-General (with rank of Ambassador) - Kobe-Osaka, Japan
June 1990 - June 1993 Consul-General (with rank of Ambassador) - Los Angeles, California
May 1987 - May 1990 Director-General, then Assistant Secretary, Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Manila
31 May 1989 Appointed as Chief of Mission II and Ambassador
March 1986 - April 1987 Minister and Chargé d'Affaires, a.i.
Philippine Embassy, Rome, Italy and Concurrently Philippine Permanent Representative to UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
June 1985 - February 1986 First Secretary and Consul-General
Philippine Embassy, Rome, Italy and Concurrently Alternate Philippine Permanent Representative to UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
June 1979 - May 1985 Third, Second and then First Secretary
Philippines Mission to the United Nations
New York, USA
1975 - May 1979 Director, Office of Political Affairs, Department
Head and Representative of Philippine Delegations to United Nations Meetings and other International Conferences
12-15 December 2000 Palermo, Italy Chairman of the Philippine Delegation and Signatory to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Related Thereto
18-23 September 2000, Vienna Vice-President, 44th IAEA General Conference
April 2000, Vienna Vice-President, 10th UN Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
April 2000, Vienna Chairman, Philippine Delegation to the 10th UN Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
September 1999 Chairman, Philippine Delegation to the IAEA General Conference
1979-1985 UN General Assembly
1979-1985 UN Economic and Social Council
September-December 1981 Rapporteur, 4th Committee (Decolonization) UN General Assembly
1980-1981 UN Security Council (Special Adviser)
1979-1985 United Nations Development Programme Governing Council
1978-1985 UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), New York, Jamaica, Geneva
1982-1985 UN International Seabed Authority, Jamaica, New York, and Geneva Assembly Session
1982 One of the Filipino Signatories to UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
1979-1985 UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna
1985-1987 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome
1975-1979 Technical Working Group, ASEAN Zone of Peace, and Neutrality
1977-1979 RP-US Military Bases Negotiations
1978 International Commercial Arbitration in the ASEAN region, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Membership in Professional/Civic Organizations
Philippine Society of International Law
Philippine Ambassadors Association, Inc
Aquila Legis Fraternity (law school fraternity)
Kobe, Japan Lions Club
Rotary Club of Manila
Editorial Consultant, Philippine Journal on Diplomacy & Development, Publication of the Leandro Verceles, Foundation, Inc.
Ateneo College of Law Alumni Association
De La Salle University Alumni Association
Vice-President, Club Diplomatie&Wirtschaft (Vienna Ambassadors' Golf Club)
April 2001 Foreign Affairs Loyalty Award (25 years of Meritorious Service)
July 2000 Distinguished Service Award given by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Domingo L. Siazon Jr. for Outstanding and Dedicated Services
1996 Special Citation, Kansai, Japan Consular Corps
1995 Humanitarian work on behalf of victims of Kobe Earthquake - given by Kobe City and Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1993 Order of the Knights of Rizal, Knight Commander
March 1993 Special Commendation, California Secretary of State March Fong Eu
1990-1993 Outstanding Consul-General, City of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors
1990 Assistance extended to victims of 1990 Baguio earthquake, given by President Corazon Aquino
Filipino, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese
Playing Golf, listening to classical music, singing, swimming, reading biographies/history books and ballroom dancing

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