António Guterres confirmed as United Nations Secretary General at recent UN General Assembly Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce is proud to see António Guterres confirmed as new Secretary General of The United Nations

Check on the link below the remarks to the press by Mr. António Guterres following the recent adoption of the Security Council resolution recommending him to the General Assembly for the position of UN Secretary General.

Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017

In 2017, Lisbon is the cultural capital of a world that brings together more than 120 million people from the Iberian Peninsula, Mexico and South and Central America. To celebrate this fact, there will be a year-long programme of about 150 activities and unmissable events.

Lisbon was elected by the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities to be cultural capital for 2017, and will host a series of events under the Past/Present theme that evoke the traces, routes and evidence of the past, but also celebrate the enjoyment and creativity of people who speak the languages of this community, from Castilian to Portuguese, using other mother tongues or adopted languages,and speak with different pronunciations from Galician to Guarani.

This huge programme includes exhibitions, theatre, concerts, dance, conferences, gastronomic events and tours around the city that will enjoy the participation of hundreds of artists, producers, teachers and cultural promoters.

Start Date: 07 January 2017
End Date: 31 December 2017

Portugal ranked as one of most peaceful countries in the World
Portugal ranked as one of most peaceful countries in the World, according to World Economic Forum

The Global Peace Index (GPI), produced each year by the Institute of Economics, assesses levels of peace in 163 independent states and territories, taking into account factors such as perception of crime, terrorism, political security and safety. See the full study in the link below, where Portugal ranked number 5 in the list.