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A Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers vai homenagear o Secretário-Geral das Nações Unidas, António Guterres, ex-Primeiro-Ministro de Portugal, com o prémio MAPS Pessoa do Ano 2018 na Gala de angariação de fundos da organização, que se realizará no próximo dia 28 de abril, em Cambridge.

António Guterres Secretary General of the United Nations, MAPS’ 2018 Person of the Year Award –
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Antes de ser nomeado como nono Secretário-Geral das Nações Unidas, o diplomata e político Português serviu como Alto-comissário para os Refugiados, entre 2005 e 2015. Durante este período, Guterres desempenhou um papel fundamental na resolução de várias crises de refugiados desencadeadas por conflitos no Sudão do Sul, República Centro-Africana e no Iémen. Guterres foi Primeiro-Ministro de Portugal entre 1995 e 2002, envolvendo-se intensamente no esforço internacional para resolver a crise em Timor Leste.

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“Estamos muito entusiasmados por poder homenagear o Secretário-Geral Guterres pela sua exemplar carreira ao serviço do povo Português – e agora, ao serviço de todas as nações,” disse Paulo Pinto, MPA, Diretor Executivo da MAPS. “O prémio MAPS Pessoa do Ano 2018 é a nossa forma de celebrar a sua brilhante carreira na política e diplomacia, e a sua extraordinária dedicação aos princípios humanitários – um grande orgulho para as comunidades de Língua Portuguesa que a MAPS serve há quase meio século.”

Alguns dos homenageados nos anos anteriores com o Prémio Pessoa do Ano da MAPS incluem o respeitado administrador financeiro e filantropo Lawrence K. Fish; David Simas, ex-Assistente do Presidente Barack Obama e atual CEO da Obama Foundation; e o falecido Mayor de Boston, Thomas Menino.

Todas e todos estão convidados a participarem na edição de 2018 da Gala Anual de Prémios da MAPS, um evento com receção em tapete vermelho, banquete, cerimónia de prémios, leilão silencioso, dança, entretenimento e muito mais. Os convidados incluem mais de 400 líderes empresariais e da comunidade, representantes políticos e outros prestadores de serviços sociais e de saúde.

Os restantes homenageados da Gala de 2018 da MAPS, previamente anunciados, são o Dr. Lourenço Garcia, Reitor da Revere High School, Prémio de Serviço Comunitário; Osvalda Rodrigues, MA, ex-Diretora de Programas na MAPS, Prémio Vida Dedicada ao Serviço Comunitário; Fernando Castro, filantropo e proprietário do Income Tax Plus, Prémio Empresa de Destaque; e Regina Rodrigues, voluntária no Programa de HIV/ DST da MAPS, Prémio Voluntária de Destaque.

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O evento é novamente apresentado pelos patrocinadores Diamante, os franqueados Dunkin’ Donuts Apres, Cafua, Couto e Riverside Management Groups, e Fernando Sardinha Administration.

Clique aqui para oportunidades de patrocínio, reserva de lugares e mais informação sobre a Gala de 2018.

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The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers will honor the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal, with the MAPS’ 2018 Person of the Year Award at the organization’s 2018 Awards Gala on April 28, in Cambridge.

António Guterres Secretary General of the United Nations, MAPS’ 2018 Person of the Year Award –
Photo credit UN

Before being appointed as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Portuguese diplomat and politician served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. During this period, he played a key role in dealing with a massive refugee crisis triggered by conflicts and crises in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Yemen. Mr. Guterres served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, during which time he was heavily involved in the international effort to resolve the crisis in East Timor.

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        “We are ecstatic to be able to honor Secretary-General Guterres for his exemplary career in service to the people of Portugal—and now, all nations,” said Paulo Pinto, MPA, MAPS Executive Director. “The MAPS Person of the Year Award is our way of honoring him for his outstanding career in government and diplomacy, and extraordinary devotion to humanitarian principles—a great source of pride for the Portuguese-speaking communities that MAPS has served for nearly 50 years.”

Past Person of the Year Award recipients include well-known world banker and philanthropist Lawrence K. Fish; David Simas, former Assistant to President Barack Obama and current CEO of the Obama Foundation; and the late Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino.

Everyone is invited to attend the MAPS 2018 Awards Gala, a black tie-optional event with a red carpet arrival, banquet, awards ceremony, silent auction, dancing, entertainment and much more. The audience will include more than 400 distinguished business and community leaders, elected officials and other health and human service providers.

The other previously announced 2018 honorees are Dr. Lourenço Garcia, Principal of the Revere High School, Community Service Award; Osvalda Rodrigues, MA, former Program Director at MAPS, Lifetime Community Service Award; Fernando Castro, philanthropist and owner of Income Tax Plus, Outstanding Business Award; and Regina Rodrigues, a longtime volunteer with the MAPS HIV/ STI Services, Outstanding Volunteer Award.

The event will be presented once again by Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners Apres, Cafua, Couto and Riverside Management Groups, and Fernando Sardinha Administration, Diamond level sponsors.

 

The organization is still seeking more sponsors, Gala Program Book advertisements, as well as donations of items for its Gala Silent Auction and Grand Raffle. There are six different sponsorship levels available, each with a different set of benefits, and any business or organization interested in supporting the MAPS 2018 Awards Gala may contact Andrew Carten, Development Manager, at (617) 864-7600, or download the sponsorship and advertisement forms at http://www.maps-inc.org/maps-annual-awards-gala/2018-annual-awards-gala/

 

MAPS, with six offices in Greater Boston, Lowell and Framingham, has provided a wide range of linguistically and culturally competent health and social services for Portuguese speakers and other communities since 1970. To learn more about the event or MAPS, please visit www.maps-inc.org or call 617-864-7600.

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