sexta-feira, 27 de abril de 2007
Former Portuguese president chosen as UN envoy to Alliance of Civilizations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed the former Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio as the first United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, the international initiative set up in 2005 to promote reconciliation between religions, cultures and nations.
Mr. Sampaio, 67, served as Portuguese president from March 1996 to March 2006. He served also as former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy to Stop Tuberculosis (TB). Mr. Sampaio previously held numerous public offices, including Mayor of Lisbon in 1989, Member of Parliament and member of the European Human Rights Commission of the Council of Europe.
O secretário-geral da ONU, Ban Ki-moon, anunciou ontem a nomeação do antigo presidente português Jorge Sampaio como primeiro Alto Representante para a Aliança das Civilizações, uma iniciativa sob os auspícios das Nações Unidas.
Oxalá seja bem sucedido nesta missão!