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As a young man, Ambassador João Vale de Almeida lived under a dictatorship and police state for 17 years. Freedom and democracy were denied to him, his family and an entire country. Now as EU Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, it is not only his duty but also his honour to #StandUp4HumanRights.
"Every day I'm inspired by what the European Union and the United Nations have in common: fundamental values of human rights.
I will always stand up for your rights, even when I disagree with you. I will use my voice to speak up for your rights. Because when anyone's rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined."
--João Vale de Almeida
Join him. Take the pledge: http://www.standup4humanrights.org/en/pledge.html