terça-feira, 23 de junho de 2015

Jorge Sampaio awarded by the UN with the first prize Mandela

Congrats to Helena Ndume & Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio, laureates of 2015 #MandelaPrize! http://t.co/3s3NF9TlyA pic.twitter.com/ZbDFURcOVh

Jorge Sampaio, for 75 years, was chosen by the Commission selected on purpose to elect the winners. Alongside the Portuguese, was also elected ophthalmologist Helena Ndume, Namibia. The two laureates will receive their awards on July 24, at UN headquarters in New York on integrated in the commemorations of the ceremony international Nelson Mandela Day (July 18).

President of Portugal between 1996 and 2006, Saab is highlighted by the UN in a statement of distinction as an influential advocate of EU integration project and the respective enlargement, for example, to Turkey. Was the head of State of delivery of Macao to China and was a supporter of the independence of Timor-Leste.

Between 2007 and 2013, Jorge Sampaio was the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, by direct appointment of the current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. More recently, the former Mayor and Lisbon (1989-1995) became a member of the Committee on Global drug policy and was one of the promoters of the Global Platform for Syrian students, reads in the UN document, which justifies the distinction with one of the two first prizes.

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The prize will be awarded every five years to two individuals, a man and a woman from different continents. The second choice of this first edition is a doctor in Namibia. Helena Ndume won the admiration of the UN to have provided more than 30 thousand countrymen free consultations of Ophthalmology for treatments of blindness, cataracts and myopia.

Currently, Ndume is head of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Windhoek Central Hospital.

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