Jorge Sampaio

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Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, is a Portuguese lawyer and politician who was the 18th President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006. Following his presidency, Mr. Sampaio was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as his first Special Envoy for the Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis in 1996. Due to his continued dedication, Mr. Sampaio was also designated as the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations by current UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.