Portugal

The Portuguese chapter of 17 Faces of Action opened in June 2023 at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal in Lisbon in presence of the Director-General of the United Nations of Geneva and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Mr. Joao Gomes Cravinho.

1

NO POVERTY

Goal 1


Maria de Lurdes Pintassilgo

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo was a trailblazing figure in Portuguese and multilateral context. She achieved numerous firsts for Portuguese women, including serving as Minister of Social Affairs, Ambassador to UNESCO, and Prime Minister - the second female Prime Minister in Europe. She was also a Member of the European Parliament.

2

ZERO HUNGER

Goal 2


Isabel Carvalho Soares

An environmental engineer, she is a founder Fruta Feia, a cooperative dedicated to combating food waste due to produce appearance. The cooperative purchases rejected, aesthetically imperfect fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers and sells them to consumers.

3

GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Goal 3


Ana Jorge

She is the Purveyor of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa and President of the General Council of the Universidade do Algarve. She is also President of the National Commission for Baby-friendly Hospitals - UNICEF and President of the Portuguese Association of Music in Hospitals and Solidarity Institutions.

4

QUALITY EDUCATION

Goal 4


Teresa Vasconcelos

Having gained education in the United States, Teresa has been an expert in OECD studies and a consultant to various foundations. The University of Illinois awarded her the Distinguished Alumni Award for "outstanding achievements and contribution to education Portugal".

5

GENDER EQUALITY

Goal 5


Natália Correia

She was a poet, playwright, journalist, novelist, essayist, translator, political activist and advocate for women's rights. She left behind a vast body of work that encompasses various genres, from poetry to romance, including theater and essays, and is considered one of the figures who most influenced Portuguese culture and society in the second half of the 20th century.

6

CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Goal 6


Catarina de Albuquerque

Catarina de Albuquerque joined the United Nations-hosted Sanitation and Water for All partnership in 2014 and since 2018 she holds the position of Chief Executive Officer, leading the SWA Secretariat and providing strategic leadership to achieve the partnership’s vision and high-level objectives, including all operational, executive, and fundraising activities.

7

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Goal 7


Andreia Carreiro

Having obtained a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems, she has managed several European and national research and development projects, with high incidence on technological innovations of products and services, applied to the paradigms of sustainable development and energy transition.

8

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Goal 8


Rita Penedo

Over the past 17 years, Rita has collaborated closely with government, non-governmental, and intergovernmental organizations to develop monitoring systems, provide frontline professional training, and establish National Referral Mechanisms. Her most recent work includes the development of a mechanism for child victims of Human Trafficking.

9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Goal 9


Susana Sargento

She is a Professor in the University of Aveiro and a senior researcher in the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research interests are in the areas of self-organized networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems, 5G and beyond networks and services.

10

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Goal 10


Manuela Ramalho Eanes

She initially worked at the Ministry for Health and Assistance. Her passion for social work led her to join the Instituto de Obras Sociais, where she engaged in projects for children, youth, and the elderly. Later, she was appointed to the Ministry for Education's Social Work directorate.

11

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Goal 11


Helena Roseta

She is an architect, having completed her degree at Escola Superior de Belas Artes in 1971. She was elected councilor in Lisbon in 1976 and Mayor of Cascais in 1982. Re-elected councilor in Lisbon, in 2007 and 2009, she directed the first Local Housing Program in the country.

12

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Goal 12


Teresa Moreira

She is the Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch of UNCRAD and a rotating officer in charge of the Division on International Trade and Commodities of UNCTAD. She has previously served as the Consumer Director-General of Portugal and a Member of the Board of the Portuguese Competition Authority.

13

CLIMATE ACTION

Goal 13


Julia Seixas

Julia Seixas is a Professor at NOVA School of Science and Technology, and pro-rector at NOVA University Lisbon. For more than 20 years she has devoted her efforts to the area of Energy & Climate, either by teaching students in several Master's and PhD programs,

14

LIFE BELOW WATER

Goal 14


Maria Joao Bebianno

She is a retired professor at the University of Algarve (Portugal) with more than forty years of experience in marine contamination and ecotoxicology. At an international level, she integrated the Portuguese delegation to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

15

LIFE ON LAND

Goal 15


Helena Freitas

She has held various leadership roles, including Director of the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, Vice-Dean of the University, and prominent positions in environmental organizations. She currently coordinates the Center for Functional Ecology. Helena Freitas is actively involved in European Commission initiatives related to climate change adaptation.

16

PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Goal 16


Francisca Van Dune

Over the years, she held various positions within the judiciary, including Deputy Public Prosecutor and head of the Department for Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Lisbon. In 2015, she became Minister for Justice, serving in the XXI and XXII Constitutional Governments.

17

PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

Goal 17


Ana Sofia Fernandes

She is the President of the Portuguese Platform for Women's Right, the largest organisation of Portuguese civil society in the field of women's human rights. She co-founded the Portuguese Network of Young People for Equality between Women and Men and the EOS Association for Research, Cooperation, and Development.

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Goal 18


Photos by Fundação Cuidar o Fututo, Mariana Abreu, Inácio Ludgero, João Penedo, Bruo Martins, Reinaldo Rodrigues, Sarah Halls