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The Portuguese language is one of the most widely used languages in the world, used by more than 265 million people, from Africa to America, from Asia to Europe. In a rapid process of expansion and growth, it is an important vehicle of social and cultural integration among peoples and countries.

The Education for Justice initiative, winner of the United Nations Secretary-General 2020 award in the Innovation category, is an innovative and comprehensive initiative designed to support educators in teaching new generations to better understand and solve problems that can undermine the rule of law. The initiative is part of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, adopted in 2015 by the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which recognizes the fundamental importance of universal education of children and youth for the prevention of crime, terrorism, corruption, and the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

On 5 May 2020, the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative launched its Portuguese language website. Therefore, on 5 May, we celebrate the successes of a year of Portuguese language events, as well as all the partners, teachers, and students who, throughout the year, have voluntarily collaborated in the translation and dissemination of the various E4J materials for primary, secondary and tertiary levels.


5 May 2021 | from 8 am to 9:15 am (Brasilia time)



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Certificate Ceremony for contributors to the Education for Justice in Portuguese Language initiative

1:00 p.m. -

 Moderation Joana Daniel Wrabetz, E4J Portuguese version Coordinator UNODC Vienna

1:05 p.m. -

Welcome message

  • Marco Teixeira, Coordinator of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the UNODC Doha Declaration, Vienna

  • Mónica Grayley, Chief of UN News in Portuguese, New York

1:20 p.m. -

The Role of Diplomacy in the Promotion of the Portuguese Language

  • Ambassador Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Permanent Representation of Angola to the United Nations in Vienna

  • Ambassador José António Marcondes de Carvalho, Permanent Representation of Brazil to the United Nations in Vienna

  • Ambassador António de Almeida Ribeiro, Permanent Representation of Portugal to the United Nations in Vienna

1:35 p.m. -

Virtual Delivery of Certificates of Recognition

  • Marco Teixeira e Joana Wrabetz

1:40 p.m. -

E4J LP Network: Teachers

  • Catarina Gomes, Adviser and Researcher Ius Gentium Conimbrigae, Center for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Fernanda Rosenblatt, Undergraduate and Graduate Professor of Law, Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP), Brazil

  • Sónia Moreira Reis, Invited Assistant Professor and Member of IDPCC/CIDPCC, Law School (UL), Assistant Professor at UAL and member of CAPP at ISCSP (UL), Portugal

2 p.m. -

E4J LP Network: Students

  • Emellin de Oliveira, NOVA School of Law, Lisboa, Portugal

  • Kennedy Farias, Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP), Brazil

2:10 p.m. -


  • Manuel Lapão, Director of Cooperation, CPLP



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