NEW YORK, 11 MAY 2001
STATEMENT BY Mr. SEBASTIÃO FILIPE COELHO, REPRESENTATIVE OF PORTUGAL, TO THE 23rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION
My delegation takes the opportunity to make the following comments:
At the outset, we would like to thank all delegations of the Committee on Information for their support to the enhancement of the Portuguese language in the United Nations Radio and, with recent events, in the United Nations Web site.
As you are aware, during the general debate of this Committee, Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries acknowledged the promotion and support given by the Department of Public Information to the newly-launched Web page of the Portuguese-language Programme of the United Nations Radio.
It is a pleasure to inform you, and through you this Committee, that during the first day of its existence, the new Web page had approximately 1500 visitors.
We think it is a very good start. It means that Portuguese-speaking peoples are, in fact, interested in the United Nations affairs and also that they want to be informed about the Organizations' activities in the Portuguese idiom.
Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.