H.E. Emília Pires
Emília Pires was appointed as special envoy of the g7+ group. She assists the chair and the group by providing advice on related matters. Given her experience as the former chair of the g7+ and having played a critical role in founding the group, she represents the group in relevant fora. She was Timor-Leste’s Minister of Finance since April 2007 until 16 February 2015. Ms. Pires was sworn in as the Minister of Finance of the V Constitutional Government of Timor-Leste on August 8, 2012 under the leadership of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. In July 2012, Ms. Pires was appointed by the Secretary-General of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, to the 26-member High-level Panel of Eminent Persons advising the United Nations on the post 2015 global development agenda.