Speakers

Jorge Sampaio

High Representative Jorge Sampaio of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

In April 2007, Mr. Sampaio was appointed as the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN initiative aimed at crossing cultural and religious divides between communities. Jorge Sampaio was appointed in May 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General as his Special Envoy to Stop Tuberculosis. Sampaio won the portuguese presidential election in 1996 and then for a second term in 2001, thus serving until March 2006. As President, his actions were mainly focused on education, social issues, human rights for all, and European and international affairs. From 1979 until 1984, he was a member of the European Commission for Human Rights. From 1979 until 1984, he was a member of the European Commission for Human Rights. He later became the president of the parliamentary bench of the Socialist Party. In 1978, he joined the Socialist Party. He was later elected deputy for Lisbon in the Portuguese National Parliament the following year. Jorge Sampaio started his political career as a college student at University of Lisbon’s Law School. Following his graduation in 1961, Sampaio began a notable career as a lawyer.

Sessions

Official Opening Begin: Wednesday, 27.02.2013 10:00 am