Human Rights Award “Sérgio Vieira De Mello” now open

Human Rights Award “Sérgio Vieira De Mello” now open

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DILI, 24 october 2023 (TATOLI) – The office of the President of the Republic, Jose Ramos Horta has announced that the 2023 Human Rights Award “Sérgio Vieira De Mello” is now open.

“Don’t miss the opportunity! The 2023 Human Rights award “Sergio Vieira de Mello” is now open, starting from october 23 to november 13, 2023,” said in a statement.

The Human Rights award “Sergio Vieira de Mello” aims to recognize the contribution of Timorese or foreign nationals, whether government or non-governmental institutions or rganizations, in the process of promoting, protecting, and defending human rights in Timor-Leste.

The award will be given to six promoters and defenders of human rights in Timor-Leste.

Each winner will be given a certificate and a sum of US$10,000 (ten thousand US dollars).

The application form can be obtained at the Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace, Dili, or at the Municipality’s Administration Office, or at the Administrative Post Office, or via: premiusergiovieirademelo.pr@gmail.com .

The form must be filled and submitted to the Presidential Palace or sent via email: premiusergiovieirademelo.pr@gmail.com

There are two categories of the awards, namely Civil and Political Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Civil and political rights will be awarded to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of civil and political rights in the country.

Meanwhile, Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights will be awarded to those who make a significant contribution to the promotion and defense of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

The award’s name refers to a Brazilian diplomat who served as the UN’s transitional administrator in Timor-Leste from December 1999 to May 2002, guiding the country to independence. In 2003 he was killed in a hotel bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Filomeno Martins


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